Babar Azam and Faheem Ashraf opened up ahead of the first #PakvsBan Test and so, here is a look at what they had to say.
#PAKvsBAN: Babar Azam Admits That Bangladesh Will Be Tough To Beat At Home
Talking to media ahead of the opening encounter Pakistan’s skipper for all formats said, “We are constantly playing white ball and getting into Test mode will be a challenge. There was not much time to prepare after the T20 series, but those coming from Pakistan were playing domestic games. Bangladesh are playing at home, whether the host players are senior or junior, they are well aware of the conditions. We have to understand the conditions and perform, Bangladesh will be a tough competitor to beat. We have quite a settled side now with a lot of experience, we will make an impact in this WTC as our team has been consistent since the start of this year.”
Faheem Ashraf Praises Misbah-ul-Haq
While praising Misbah-ul-Haq all-rounder Faheem Ashraf said, “Shahid Aslam and Misbahul Haq both helped me with my batting and oftentimes whenever I feel like I am struggling, I go back to their advice and tips which help me.”
While revealing his future goals on the other hand Faheem said, “Every cricketer wants to be remembered in the history and for me, if I can emulate what Abdul Razzaq and Azhar Mehmood did for Pakistan then I will be extremely pleased. The entire world looks at Virat Kohli and Babar Azam as two of the best batters in the world right now. I look at both of them and try to pick up on even the slightest of things that can help me improve my batting. When we talk about bowling, I used to love Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul when I was young. Nowadays, I also take inspiration from my fellow colleagues such as Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali.”