Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman on Thursday revealed that he had used a bat gifted by senior teammate Muhammad Hafeez to energy his strategy to two successive a whole lot within the simply concluded one-day collection in opposition to South Africa.
Pakistan gained the collection 2-1, solely their second ODI collection win on South African soil since 2013 with Zaman smashing 193 and 102 within the final two ODIs. “The bat that I used within the collection was gifted to me by Muhammad Hafeez,” Zaman stated at a digital press convention on Thursday.
Hafeez, a former captain and senior-most participant within the aspect gifted the bat after Fakhar felt uncomfortable with those he had.
Named the participant of the collection, Zaman nevertheless stated that he’s nonetheless unsure whether or not he would play within the coming T20 collection in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The left-handed opener was not named initially within the T20 squad for the dual excursions however after his excellent 193, the selectors named him within the T20 aspect as properly.
Zaman, a hard-hitting batsman, stated he was wanting to open with fellow opener, Sharjeel Khan who has a repute of being a giant hitter in T20 cricket. “It will be nice if I can open with Sharjeel throughout the upcoming T20I matches in opposition to South Africa and Zimbabwe.”
He stated that Sharjeel, additionally a left-hander, was one among his favorite gamers due to his aggressive fashion of play. “I’d really feel actually good if I get the chance to bat alongside him. He makes cricket look very straightforward. So, let’s have a look at what occurs going ahead,” he added.
Zaman stated he will not batting down the order since captain, Babar Azam was the common opener in T20 cricket and likewise opens with Sharjeel within the Pakistan Tremendous League.
“I can play at any place they ask me to bat on. These days in T20 cricket you need to develop a mindset to be somebody who can float within the batting order,” he added.