He (Shaquille) should have been on the national team a few years earlier. Saud played 59 first-class matches before he played his first Test, Latif told The Indian Express from Karachi.
We always say that we are training Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricketers, but Saud’s innings is the answer to all those cricket experts who say, Boss, no, first-class cricket is important. PSL does, but you can’t deny (the importance of) first-class cricket.
Latif believes it is too early to predict what heights Shaqeel will reach in his cricket, but he praised the young player’s balance when playing pace and spin.
Those who are short in stature like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Javed Miandad, their balance is always good because their center of gravity is closer to the ground. They play well on both front and back foot, do well with both spin and pace. Saud is good against both of them, he explained.
Former Pakistan captain Inzmam-ul-Haq said on his YouTube channel that the southpaw deserved high praise: Scoring in Sri Lanka is not easy. I liked his temperament. The value of that strike is very high as we were conceding five points. He never gave up. He played a match-winning game. He didn’t throw away his wicket but kept his strike rate.
Shakeel has had a great start to his career as a player. The 27-year-old has scored 818 runs in 12 matches at an average p