Imad Wasim hails skipper Sarfraz as the best thing ever happened to Pakistan cricket
“He doesn’t eye personal pride, he is always there for Pakistan and wants to do the best for the country," he quoted.
Updated - Nov 7, 2017 9:40 pm
Ace Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim has been making giant strides in international cricket. His meteoric rise has been one of the several positives for Pakistan cricket this calendar year. At a recent event, Imad credited all his personal success and the team’s success to the management and the skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. He was full of praise for his captain.
Imad Wasim went on to quote that Sarfraz Ahmed is arguably the best thing that has ever happened to Pakistan cricket. Under Sarfraz’s leadership, the team recently won the ICC Champions Trophy. When asked about the way Sarfraz is often seen shouting at his teammates, Imad said that the players don’t take such things to their hearts. Sarfraz is like an elder brother to all the players.
“He doesn’t eye personal pride, he is always there for Pakistan and wants to do the best for the country. He’s the best thing ever that happened to Pakistan Cricket,” quoted Imad Wasim as per the quotes in Geo.tv.
“He’s always like this, he’s like a brother to us and everyone knows his style of leading the side. Those who don’t know him are making an issue, but we are comfortable with the way he’s leading the team. Sarfaraz is good enough a captain and there’s no need for me or anyone else to think of captaincy,” he said.
Crediting the team management
Speaking further on similar lines, Imad Wasim also credited the team management for their constant support. He cited that the team now knows the importance of fitness in the modern day cricket. The players have started playing an aggressive brand of cricket. The confidence among the players has risen to a whole new level. They believe that they can beat any side in the world.
“Team management deserves all the credit, the management is dealing with us very well. We have all realised the importance of fitness. We have understood how to carry the game. We have now started playing attacking cricket which is must for every format of the game,”
“Coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach… everyone in management has been supporting players and the team environment is very morale-boosting, which is giving us confidence. The team atmosphere has given us the confidence that the Pakistan team is now capable of beating any team in the world,”
On individual performances
While playing as a unit is important, Imad also stressed on the fact that the players need to focus on individual performances too. There is no other substitute to hard work and performance. In order to stay in the team, the player has to perform.
“Performance is everything for you, if you perform you’ll remain in the team and if you don’t you are out. You can’t survive on basis of favoritism. How much you’re respected in the team’s dressing room should matter for everyone,” Imad concluded.