- Sajid Khan says he follows Saqlain Mushtaq as an off spinner
- He’s delighted by PCB’s determination to present home performers a possibility to play for Pakistan
- Khan was first shocked when he heard about his choice
KARACHI: Off spinner Sajid Khan — one of many 8 uncapped gamers named by Pakistan selectors for the sequence towards South Africa — believes that one generally is a good off spinner, with out being able to bowl a “doosra”, including that he has sufficient varieties to turn into among the finest.
Chatting with the media by way of an internet convention, Khan mentioned that to be a profitable bowler it is advisable have totally different varieties to bother batsmen.
The 27-year-old is at present among the many most profitable off spinners in Pakistan’s home circuit.
“You can still be a good off spinner without bowling [the] doosra,” he mentioned.
“There are many off spinners who’ve various varieties and have been bowling well without bowling doosra,” Khan added.
“Doosra” is a variation for off spinners wherein the ball spins in the wrong way to an off break inflicting confusion amongst batsmen. The strict ICC guidelines round arm bending have made it virtually troublesome for off spinners to bowl a doosra supply.
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Nonetheless, Khan stays unfazed and centered on his objectives.
Replying to a query, the main wicket taker of the not too long ago concluded Quaid-e-Azam Trophy mentioned that he follows Saqlain Mushtaq as an off spinner and Mohammad Hafeez as an all-rounder who can bowl off spin and bat as properly.
“I also watch videos of Nathan Lyon and Graeme Swann to learn the art,” mentioned the 27-year-old.
Khan is among the many 20-member squad named by PCB’s choice committee for the Exams towards South Africa and for him even being named within the 20 is an enormous reward.
He expressed delight over giving home performers a reward by a possibility to play for Pakistan.
“I am happy and thankful that domestic performers have been rewarded with call in national squads. It is an honor for me to be named among 20 players. It will motivate others as well to do well in domestic cricket,” Khan mentioned.
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“I was first shocked when I heard that I am included in the team. I don’t have words to explain how it felt when I got the news,” recalled the off spinner.
“If I get the chance, I will continue with my form and will continue playing the way I’ve been playing. I will play my natural game. You plan according to batsman’s and wickets’ behavior at the time. If I get the chance, I will try to exploit weaknesses of opposing batsmen and take advantage of wickets,” he mentioned.
“But, even if I don’t get there, I am happy and honored that I am among 20 selected from a population of 200 million and I will be praying for team’s success,” he mentioned.