Pakistani batsman Sahibzada Farhan reveals that Sachin Tendulkar is his cricketing hero
The 21-year old batsman was a late addition to Balochistan’s squad, following an injury to Azhar Ali.
Published - May 10, 2017 3:07 pm | Updated - May 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Pakistani batsman Sahibzada Farhan left everyone awestruck with his scintillating performance in the recently concluded Pakistan Cup. He plays for Balochistan in the Pakistan Cup. After the exceptional campaign, he has revealed that his cricketing hero is none other than the God of Cricket himself, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
The 21-year old batsman was a late addition to Balochistan’s squad, following an injury to Azhar Ali. Ever since he has got the chance to bat for Balochistan, he has turned the limelight completely towards himself. At an average of over 65, he has scored 331 runs which include four half-centuries and a very important century in the final.
He, alongside the other opener Fakhar, managed to set up a huge total for Balochistan. Speaking to the Pakistani website PakPassion.com, he revealed “The player I have watched and admired has always been Ahmed Shehzad but if you ask me about who I like amongst the non-Pakistanis then the answer is simply Sachin Tendulkar as he is in a different class altogether and is a legend. Sachin is my cricketing hero and he is a legendary cricketer”.
Indian Premier League (IPL) provided a huge platform for many young Indian cricketers to grab a share of the spotlight by giving some memorable performances, and Farhan thinks that Pakistan Super League (PSL) will provide him with one such platform. He said “Of course, I am interested in playing in the PSL. I have been told that given my recent performances, there is a high likelihood of my selection for one of the teams in the PSL. But all I know is that it is my job to continue performing and it’s the job of the selectors to reward my hard work, God Willing. I really hope I get a chance to play in the PSL and show my skills in that tournament”.
He confessed that he is still over-the-moon with his performances in the tournament. “To be honest, I am still a little dizzy with my success from the Pakistan One Day Cup but beyond that, I have some ideas of playing for a department in the next season, although my loyalty has always been with Peshawar,” the youngster said.
Recently, the 83-year old chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan revealed that the selectors’ committee is looking to give a chance to the young generation in the national side, and the selectors have kept a watchful eye on Sahibzada. At the final of the Pakistan Cup in Rawalpindi. We want young blood to play for Pakistan and will base our selections on that. Sahibzada Farhan performed really well in the Pakistan Cup and certainly has a great future. Young players are the future of Pakistan and we would want to give them the opportunity to step forward and don national colours”.
Given that Farhan maintains his good run of form, we might see Khan keep his promise and Farhan donning the Green Jersey.