Pakistan batsman Haider Ali, who earned his maiden call-up for the England excursion on Thursday, stated India’s swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma was once his function type as a result of he completed off the sport and he was once an actual match-winner.
Ali has performed for the Pakistan U-19 crew and had an excellent 2019-20 season, following which he earned an rising contract for the 2020-21 season.
He was once Pakistan U19’s second-most-successful batsman with 317 runs in opposition to South Africa U19 in June. He additionally contributed 239 runs in 9 suits at a strike-rate of over 158 for Peshawar Zalmi within the unfinished Pakistan Super League 2020.
“As far as role models are concerned, mine is Rohit Sharma. I really like him as a player, and want to give the side an aggressive start at the top, and hit the ball cleanly like him,” Haider stated in a video press convention.
“He is a man for all three formats, and he can adapt his game to all three formats. And the thing I like best is when he crosses 50, he moves on to a 100, and then he’s thinking of 150, and even 200. That’s what I want to do: to think about getting big scores, and when I get there, aim for even bigger ones. He finishes the game off for his side, and is a real match-winner,” he added.
The BCCI additionally nominated Rohit for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020, the very best carrying honour, for his stellar efficiency within the recreation.
The right-handed batsman is the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year and is the primary batsman to attain 4 T20I centuries and is the primary participant to have dual centuries in his maiden look as a Test opener.
Ali additional mentioned his early cricketing days and went on to specific his need to play for Pakistan in all 3 codecs.
“I started my cricket in Attock as a tape-ball player in 2015. In 2016, I began to play hard ball and play for the Under-16 side and then Under-19. In my family, my cousin is the only one who played cricket, and no one else. Watching him, I began to get interested in the sport,” Haider stated.
“My aim was to represent Pakistan. My aim is to play all three formats, and my preparation for all three formats is great. Recently in the domestic first-class competition, I did well, and before that there was the U-19 World Cup. I then played the PSL, so I’ve had practice in all three formats. As soon as I get the chance, I’ll give my best,” he added.
Pakistan will play 3 Tests and as many T20Is in opposition to England in bio-secure atmosphere starting off from July 3.