He has continued to impress in the ongoing second Test and took his third five-wicket haul as Pakistan bowled Australia out for just 145 in their first innings.
At lunch on day four Australia have reached 155-7 chasing a target of 538 runs with Pakistan needing three more wickets to win the Test match.
Abbas's first 10-wicket haul in Tests made him the first pace bowler to claim 15 or more dismissals in a Test series in the United Arab Emirates.
Khawaja, who batted for nearly nine hours in Dubai last week to earn Australia a draw in the first Test, may need to undergo surgery on his meniscus tear and could be sidelined for eight weeks.
With star batsman Usman Khawaja to see a surgeon back in Australia surrounding his knee injury and uncertain to be fit for the Aussie summer, Warne posted on Twitter on Friday night that opener Aaron Finch is the only batsman who is certain to play in the First Test against India, beginning December 6 in Adelaide.
Aussie legend Shane Warne says only four players from the Aussie team that crashed to a series defeat against Pakistan are safe for the first test of the Aussie summer.
Turkey denies sharing "any kind of audio recording" on Khashoggi with US
Turkish authorities suspect that the journalist may have been killed while inside the consulate, but Saudi denied the accusation. Saudi Arabia has not responded to repeated requests for comment from the AP over recent days over Khashoggi's disappearance.
Speaking to the media at Sialkot airport, the 28-year-old who hails from Sambrial Tehsil, said, "I knew that one day God would reward me for my hard work".
The former England captain may have scored nearly 8,000 worldwide runs and 18 Test centuries, but he says Abbas is the type of bowler that would make him "poop his pants".
"Abbas challenged our defence time and time again". Babar Azam missed a maiden hundred by one run but he and Sarfraz Ahmed (81) put on a 133-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
However, that unpredictable piece of red leather had stopped just inches away from the rope before Mitchell Starc picked up and threw it to skipper Tim Paine, who gathered it and disturbed the timber, while the two batsmen stood unbothered.
On the third day, Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali and Shafiq were involved in one of the most weird runouts in the history of Test cricket.