LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s promising leg spinner, Shadab Khan, has expressed his desire to become world’s number one bowler by putting up an outstanding performance in a T20 triangular series and one-day series against Zimbabwe.
“I will be aiming to showcase my spin talent in best possible way during these two events to claim world number one bowling status,” he told reporters after the second day of the training camp to prepare the team for the tour of Zimbabwe.
Pak team will feature in a T20 triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe and Australia from July 1 to 8. Pak team will play a five match series against Zimbabwe from July 13.
Answering a question, he said he is endeavouring to polish his spin bowling abilities and it is always his utmost effort to play his due role in teams success.
“I have made my way to the senior team with sheer hard working and putting in a lot of efforts while being a member of Pakistan A team,” he said adding “Then I gave my best in the third edition of Pakistan super league and eventually found a place in the national senior team and during my stints with the A team and in the PSL, I always learn and still I am learning which is the best and ideal way to gain excellence,” he said.
Shadab said he always concentrates to be a useful part of the team while demonstrating his skills and talent in batting, bowling and fielding. “I can bat at any number in the batting order according to the need of the team as it is imperative for a player to adjust himself in batting order in different situations,” he added.
To a question Shadab said he will not be facing any difficulty while playing in T20 and one day matches after playing test cricket against England. “In my so far cricket career I have played most of my cricket in shorter versions and playing test cricket has added to my confidence an technique.”
He said the test cricket is the test of skills and technique of a player and requires a lot of patience and a mindset with temperament to exhibit his cricket talent.
“The recent tour of England and Scotland has added to the confidence of the players who will be performing better in the triangular series and one day series against Zimbabwe,” said the leg spinner.
To a question he said Yasir Shah is his senior and he has no issue on his inclusion in the Pak team . “It depends on the luck and superior performance that who will be playing next year’s ODI World Cup,” he said adding “Yasir is an outstanding spinner and a match winning bowler and I always pray for the success of Yasir and it is my pray and desire for him that he should perform to a highest level in short versions of the game the game he performed in the test cricket.”
He said in T20 matches the wickets are mostly flat and the team showing collective efforts and team work gains success.—APP