A six-year-old kid from Lahore, Gohar Liaqat, is making the rounds on social media for his exquisite batting skills in the nets. Liaqat’s strokeplay and technique left the social media in awe, and even international cricketers were impressed by the skills of the six-year-old.
According to Liaqat’s coaches, he practices each day for at least three hours at the Mughalpura Cricket Club, and his technique is highly impressive for a six-year-old. His ability to play strokes all around the ground has also left his coaches in awe of the talent he possesses.
The video of the practice session was originally posted across social media platforms by renowned cricket journalist, Qadir Khawaja. The video was re-uploaded by popular cricket website, ESPNcricinfo, on their Twitter account.
Some 👌 drives!
Six-year-old Gohar Liaqat from Lahore is showing plenty of promise 🤩
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 1, 2021
The tweet garnered over 11k likes and 1k retweets as the cricketing fraternity was left speechless at the amazing talent. The former Pakistan captains, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Rashid Latif, and Mohammad Yousuf, also took notice of the video.
Mashalla kon hai ye bhy v good https://t.co/Jka7u0ZuIN
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) April 1, 2021
Wow MashA Allah
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) April 1, 2021
Very impressive Mashallah 😍
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) April 1, 2021
Former wicket-keeper, Rashid Latif, compared his technique to legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar.
Little master Sachin 👍❤️
— Rashid Latif 🇵🇰 (@iRashidLatif68) April 1, 2021
The young talented player was also appreciated by politicians, Asad Umar and Faisal Javed Khan. Asad Umar compared his talent to the current Pakistan captain, Babar Azam.
Asad Umar commented, “Next Babar Azam is being trained.”
اگلا بابر اعظم تیار ہو رہا ہے ماشاءاللہ https://t.co/Ac28oJCz87
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 2, 2021
Timing, perfection, technique, beauty, simplicity, class, elegance & Gohar e Nayab. #GoharLiaquat
Wish you all the best lit master Masha'ALLAH https://t.co/7IfJl54M8t
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) April 2, 2021
Liaqat is the latest wonderkind to go viral on social media. Two years ago, seven-year-old leg spinner, Eli Mikal Khan, caught the attention of legendary leg-spinner, Shane Warne, as he went viral on social media.