When it comes to the greatest opening pairs in the history of Pakistan Cricket, Saeed Anwar, Amir Sohail were right on the very top. It has been so many years but Pakistan is yet to find a decent opening pair that can match the class .
of one of the finest opening pairs in world cricket, Saeed Anwar and Amir Sohail. Saeed Anwar was more of a stylish, wristy and wonderful cover driver who believed in his abilities more than anyone else. While Amir Sohail was a dasher, aggressive and the opposite of his partner.
There was one match against India in 1996 World Cup when Saeed Anwar and Amir Sohail played some glorious and wonderful cricketing strokes in the tournament’s quarter-final. The match was played in Bangalore and India set a massive target of 288 runs for Pakistan.
However, Saeed Anwar and Amir Sohail were on a mission to give a shot to this target and they started things off beautifully well. In the first over, the latter pounded one short delivery to the leg side boundary while Saeed Anwar played one from his legs exceptionally well to send the ball to the fence.
Another boundary was slashed on the off from Sohail while Anwar played one of the exquisite cover drives of the match in the 4th over. In the eighth over, Kumble’s half-volley delivery was dispatched into the stands from Saeed Anwar.
It was the innings from Saeed Anwar and Amir Sohail that turned the whole crowd into pin drop silence because they were mostly dealing in boundaries. It was an excellent exhibition of world class batting from the Pakistani pair that too in the den of India. Saeed Anwar also hit beautiful six over fine leg region to Javagal Srinath after moving inside the crease. Amir Sohail did not disappoint either and he continued to play his shots all across the ground.