Pakistan made five changes to their team that lost to India with Mohammad Haris, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim and Zaman coming in.
The former Pakistan star feels that the youngster has the potential to reach the level of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.
Saud Shakeel played a knock of 57 runs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing second Test
Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam took on the Sri Lankan bowlers with a string of boundaries after a couple of maiden overs to push for a big lead in response to Sri Lanka's total of 166.
SL vs PAK 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Pakistan have ended the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at 145/2, trailing by 21 runs
Saud Shakeel became the first Pakistan cricketer to score a double ton in Sri Lanka when he scored an unbeaten 208 during the first Test match in Galle.
On this day last year, Pakistan had defeated Sri Lanka, also in Galle by the same margin.
Saud Shakeel hit his maiden double century in Tests as Pakistan stretched their lead to a dominant 149 against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka bowled out the tourists for 461 in the final session after a frustrating ninth-wicket stand of 94 between Saud Shakeel and Naseem Shah.
Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman rescued Pakistan from a precarious 101-5 on the second day of the rain-hit opening Test on Monday.