LAHORE – Leg-spinner Usman Qadir has mentioned that he’s attempting to realize as a lot as he can from coach Saqlain Mushtaq who was one of many nice spinners of his time.
“Saqlain Mushtaq’s presence within the dressing room is a chance for spinners to be taught the artwork of spin from him. As a spinner, I’m profiting from that,” Usman mentioned in a video shared by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday. “I, Shadab Khan and Zahid Mahmood are setting targets and coaching onerous with him for the New Zealand collection.”
Usman mentioned he was additionally taking assist from skipper Babar Azam whether or not he was enjoying match or doing apply. “I all the time attempt to be near him and be taught from him. He is an efficient cricketer and his expertise is of nice assist,” he mentioned and added Pakistan staff is assured to take the advantage of residence situations towards New Zealand. “We are going to by attempting to win the collection by profiting from our residence situations,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, middle-order batsman Saud Shakil, who additionally appeared within the video together with Usman, mentioned Pakistan can be enjoying fearless model of cricket in line with the modern-day necessities. “All of us have set particular person targets to carry out effectively within the collection. I totally perceive that as a middle-order batsman there’s a massive duty on me to ship.”
He mentioned Pakistan had performed an intra-squad match which was good to arrange for the collection. “I additionally took half in two coaching periods yesterday. The time between sundown and darkness was crucial for the apply. Earlier than the collection, we’re additionally specializing in our fielding,” he added.