Pakistani batsman, Abid Ali has registered his name in the record books for a first of its kind record, becoming the first player to raise centuries on both ODI and Test debuts.
The 32-year-old achieved the feat on the 5th day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi on Sunday. The cricketer sealed a place in history as he raised his bat in the final session of the day.
The match ended in a draw, however, both Abid Ali and Babar Azam scored their first centuries on home soil on Test cricket’s return to the country after a long 10 years.
Abid had earlier scored his first ODI ton in his debut match against Australia on 29th March 2019 in UAE.
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No other male cricketer has achieved the landmark, however, England’s Enid Bakewell holds the same record in women’s cricket.
Bakewell, however, had to wait for 5 years to make this record. She scored her debut Test ton against Australia in 1968, but, played her first ODI in 1973 against International XI Women.