The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday tweeted a collage of four batters with a caption asking fans who their favorite opener was. Well, the sheer number of Pakistani votes became the reason why Saeed Anwar, one of the nation’s greatest ever openers, started trending on twitter.
Who is your favourite ODI opener of all time? 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5InuFGtYS4
— ICC (@ICC) May 3, 2020
While each of the other 3 displayed openers (Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist and Sanath Jayasuria) were great in their own regards, Anwar was likely to be the obvious choice for the Pakistan Twitterati.
— CorneredTigerUK (@CorneredTigerPK) May 3, 2020
Saeed bhai till death.https://t.co/23dSCSX3LR
— Ameer Bakhsh (@AmeerKhan072) May 3, 2020
Saeed Anwar scored more than 12000 runs across the Test and ODI formats of International cricket. The blazing batsman notched 31 centuries throughout his stellar career and went down as one of the greatest openers in the history of Pakistan cricket.