Rawalpindi: The home conditions have profoundly encouraged Pakistan to take their game to the highest level in cricket’s elite format as they outclassed South Africa 2-0 in the Test series.
Pakistan was playing a Test series in their own conditions after 11 months and in between, they lost to England and New Zealand on away tours.
In the first Test match, Fawad Alam, Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah starred and led Pakistan to a seven-wicket win while it was Mohammad Rizwan and Hasan Ali, who came to the forefront in the last Test. The win has also jumped Pakistan to fifth spot in ICC Test Rankings.
The cricket fraternity including current, former players and fans took to Twitter to express their joy.
Here are the best reactions
Congratulations to everyone on the test series win and 1st under @babarazam258 captaincy 🙌🏽
Wonderful performance by the whole team. Special congrats @RealHa55an on his great comeback & 10-wicket haul and @iMRizwanPak on his brilliant 💯
Well bowled @iShaheenAfridi 👏👏#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/pUOZIsfXaz
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) February 8, 2021
2 inns, 2 fifers, this was beyond amazing from you @RealHa55an . An inspirational comeback for sure, I have taken notes! 😀 And yes, Alhumdullilah what a win for 🇵🇰 after long wait of 18 years. Congratulations @TheRealPCB @babarazam258 @iMRizwanPak @iFaheemAshraf and all boys!
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) February 8, 2021
— Naseem Shah (@iNaseemShah) February 8, 2021
Congrats #Pakistancricketteam @TheRealPCB On a brilliant series Win vs @OfficialCSA Congrats to @babarazam258 On A Great Start as a Captain Brilliance and Class Shown by @RealHa55an @iShaheenAfridi @iMRizwanPak Great Gutsy & Fighting Innings Welldone 👏👏
— Aizaz Cheema (@AizazCheema) February 8, 2021
Congratulations to team Pakistan 🇵🇰 on winning test series #PAKvsSA with 2-0 Well done 👍🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) February 8, 2021
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) February 8, 2021
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) February 8, 2021
Congratulations 🇵🇰 team 🏏
— Amir Yamin (@amiryamin54) February 8, 2021
Tremendous effort by @RealHa55an for getting his first 10 wicket haul in the test match. So proud of you and your hard work. Great to see Hassan and @iShaheenAfridi running in and bowl so well for Pak. Absolutely made my day ! #PAKvsSA
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) February 8, 2021
What a performance by this Pakistan team! Big series win from such a good South African team. Congratulations to @RealHa55an @iShaheenAfridi and @iMRizwanPak on their wonderful performances and congratulations to everyone. Test cricket at its best! #PAKvsSA
— Umar Gul (@mdk_gul) February 8, 2021
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) February 8, 2021
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 8, 2021
Congratulations Pakistan! Brilliant performance.This test series win will definitely give a huge confidence to the entire team. A great morale booster
winning a test series against SA after 17yrs.Thank u SouthAfrica for touring Pak.Wishing both sides all the best for T20s #PAKvSA
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) February 8, 2021
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) February 8, 2021