Two uncapped players, Amad Butt and Ahsan Ali, named for upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh that is to be begin from 24th Janurary, are all set and eagerly waiting to show some exceptional remarks on the home ground and to leave tremendous impacts by their performance on the international cricket.
While in conversation with the test cricketer, Shan Masood, the duo of uncapped players emphasised that how they are going to initiate inspiration from their performances previously in domestic cricket.
When Ahsan was asked about from which particular performance his inspiration came from, he replied, “Our qualifier against Peshawar Zalmi [in the last season] is a memorable contest for me. I played a crucial role in my side’s win by scoring 46 [his highest score that tournament] over the course of a crucial [111-run] partnership with Shane Watson. I had not played the last two matches so I was under a lot of pressure.”
Whereas, on being asked the same question from Amad, he recalled the semi-final of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup against the India. “At one stage in our match against India, we were almost out of the game. Then suddenly our fielding clicked and we got a run-out. I had to defend eight off the last over and their main batsman was at the crease. You know, matches against India are full of pressure as people take a keen interest in them. I am glad that I was able to deliver in it.”
Ahsan told Shan about his fitness regime as well and how he has seek control over his desi diets to achieve desired fitness and to play like a patriot for his country.
“There has been a significant change in the past 31 days since I have been at the NCA. I used to eat Biryani a lot, but I have given up on it. I have also stopped eating rice, roti, and sweet dishes as we have to take light diets.”
“No matter how much I emphasis on it, I won’t be able to put my happiness in words. Every player wants to play for Pakistan. I am blessed that I have gotten the opportunity to play alongside those players whom I once used to desire to meet.”
On the same question, Amad answered,
“I was in Mardan when I got to know. To know that I am about to achieve my goal of playing for Pakistan was an extraordinary feeling, which cannot be explained. It adds extra responsibility because you want to do something for your country. I am praying to God to help me play a role in my country’s win in the upcoming matches, even if it is by scoring a single.”
It is to be noted that first match of three-match series between Bangladesh and Pakistan is to be played on 24th Janurary, 2020 and for the relevant purpose, training sessions are going on at Gadaffi Stadium.