Sharjeel ‘ready’ to don whites for Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Sharjeel Khan has made a name for himself in worldwide cricket as a difficult-hitting batsman. And even as his aggressive type of play has earned plaudits from around the world and has all but secured him a position in the beginning line-up of Pakistan’s restrained-overs squads, the swashbuckling opener feels he can be a priceless player for the country in scan cricket as good.

With the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) resolution committee weighing the pros and cons of fielding an extra opener forward of the team’s tour of recent Zealand next month, the 27-year ancient, who is in consideration for the spot together with Mohammad Hafeez and Shan Masood, is hopeful of creating the reduce.

“It’s normally an honour to represent Pakistan in any format but representing the nation in exams would be very distinct,” Sharjeel advised The categorical Tribune in an interview. “I wish to prove myself in all codecs of the game.”

Sharjeel has performed seventy six excellent matches in view that making his debut in 2009 and has made 4,853 runs at an usual of 37.Ninety one.

He has scored 241 runs in five innings for UBL in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on account that coming back from the constrained overs sequence towards the West Indies and he believes his present type makes a robust case for him.

“i’m enjoying my time on the pitch and that i consider i’m able to launch my experiment career. I’m constantly competent to offer my pleasant wherever i am given the threat.”

Sharjeel, who made his debut in 2013, made an excellent comeback after being sidelined for a year as a result of a dip in form and has given that then played some memorably explosive knocks.

His innings of 152 off 86 balls against ireland prior this 12 months gave him global awareness as being one of the crucial aggressive batsmen of the sector, nonetheless, the Hyderabad-born believes there may be much more to him than ‘simply hitting fours and sixes’.

“I like to play giant pictures but my batting is just not all about hitting four and sixes,” he said. “I’ve been focusing on staying longer on the crease and might play pictures in any course.”

The bulky batsman who readily relishes “all Pakistani cuisines, in particular biryani”, in his efforts to reinforce his recreation, has taken the excruciating course of giving up his love for food with the intention to support his health.

“It has been elaborate [giving up food]. But now we have been given a strict weight loss plan time table which i’m following and that has helped me minimize my weight with the aid of 5kgs,” he revealed. “proper fitness has emerge as relevant these days and i’m well conscious of it. Our instruct [Mickey Arthur] is also very distinct about it.”

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