Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman on Thursday revealed that he had used a bat gifted by senior teammate Muhammad Hafeez to energy his method to two successive lots of 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 in the series 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 facet gifted the bat after Fakhar felt uncomfortable with those he had.
Named the participant of the collection, Zaman nonetheless 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 facet as nicely.
Zaman, a hard-hitting batsman, stated he was desperate to open with fellow opener, Sharjeel Khan who has a status of being a giant hitter in T20 cricket.
“It would be great if I can open with Sharjeel during the upcoming T20I matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe.”
He stated that Sharjeel, additionally a left hander, was considered one of his favorite gamers due to his aggressive model of play.
“I would feel really good if I get the opportunity to bat alongside him. He makes cricket look very easy. So, let’s see what happens going forward,” he added.
Zaman stated he gained’t batting down the order since captain, Babar Azam was the common opener in T20 cricket and likewise opens with Sharjeel within the Pakistan Super League.
“I can play at any position they ask me to bat on. Nowadays in T20 cricket you have to develop a mindset to be someone who can float in the batting order,” he added.