‘I watch batting videos of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan’ – Abid Ali
Ali made his ODI debut against Australia earlier this year in UAE.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 2:04 pm
Good days have returned back to Pakistan, PCB hustle to bring back international cricket has finally got successful after the conclusion of the ODI series. They have successfully hosted a series for an Asian country after long 10 years and has won the final match of the series against Sri Lanka by five wickets.
The islanders came with a fresh team with no big names and Pakistan have dominated them throughout the series except the first match that went washed out due to rain. In 2nd ODI, the host won by 67 runs whereas, in 3rd encounter, they defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets. The batting line up of the host was in their top-notch form in the final match of the series, but one batsman that caught everyone’s eyes was their right-hand opener.
Abid Ali played a brilliant inning of 74 runs in 67 deliveries and also got “Man of The Match”. Ali made his debut earlier this year against Australia but didn’t get his place in the recently concluded World Cup squad of Pakistan. The 31-year-old has been in and out from the squad for a very long, but when he got his chance against Sri Lanka he grabbed it up with both of his hands.
Abid Ali replaced injured Imam-ul-Haq for the final ODI
In the 3rd ODI, he got his place in the playing XI as a replacement of Imam-ul-Haq who got injured while fielding in the earlier match against Sri Lanka. When he was asked about his position in the team along with ups and downs he has faced till now in his career, he feels everything happens for a good reason, “I try to take positives when I’m not selected even despite performing, I believe everything happens for a good reason this is good for team that there’s a strong competition among openers as it encourages everyone to give their best which will be beneficial for the team.” Abid Ali said as quoted by Geo TV.
He also praised the head coach of the team, Misbah-ul-Haq, and former player Younis Khan as he used to watch their videos during his early days in cricket and tries to copy them, “I try to learn from legends of the game by watching their videos,” he said. “When I go back, I watch videos of legends from different countries to help myself improve the game. Most recently I am following Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan,” he added.