Watch: Pakistan opener Abid Ali wins hearts as he feeds a hungry cat during lunch in Dhaka

Abid Ali scored a hundred for Pakistan in the first test match of the ongoing series against Bangladesh

The video clip of the Pakistan opening batsman Abid Ali feeding a cat has gone viral, as the official handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared it on Twitter. The Pakistan players were going for lunch when Abid saw a hungry cat beside the gallery.

The 34-year-old right-hander, who has had a good Bangladesh tour, went inside the dressing room pantry and came out with some food to feed the hungry cat, while the other Pakistan players made their way into the dressing room, completely unaware what Abid was doing. The video has won the hearts of cricket fans all around the world as it has got a number of retweets in a very short space of time.

The Twitter handle of PCB is the most entertaining Twitter handle among the Twitter handles of all cricket boards because of the rare, unseen footage they come up with. It was only a couple of days ago that they had tweeted a short video clip of the Pakistan captain Babar Azam playing cricket in the dressing room, with play not being possible on the ground because of rain.

The Pakistan cricket team is currently on a short tour of Bangladesh, where they have already won a T20I series and are most likely to win the test series as well. Pakistan went to Bangladesh with momentum in their favor after a dominating T20 World Cup performance, and they well and truly carried the momentum on the tour, not losing a single fixture they played.

Abid Ali was under pressure for his place before the Bangladesh tour

Abid Ali, who has been given a long rope as an opening batsman in the test team of Pakistan, scored a big hundred in the first test of the ongoing series against Bangladesh to cement his position in the playing XI and silence the critics, who were not happy with his returns as a test match opener.

If Abid had gone back from the Bangladesh tour with low returns, it was very likely he would have lost his spot in the Pakistan Test side, with a couple of other contenders in line for the opening slot.


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