Young Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman labels Pakistan Super League a game changer is his cricketing career as the explosive opener feels PSL played an important role in growing him as a player. Recently, Zaman played an exceptional innings against Australia in the finals of the tri-series at Harare cricket ground. He struck 46-ball 91 to lead Pakistan to win its ninth successive T20 series.
In an exclusive interview with GEO TV, Fakhar Zaman opened up how PSL played a crucial role in growing him as a cricket player.
“Before playing for Pakistan, PSL is a great platform for youngsters to come and enhance their skills. They share the dressing room with top players and play against them as well," the batsman said.
"The coaching and competition standard in PSL is very high and it changes your game rapidly,” the flamboyant batsman added.
“Learning from failure and working hard are important factors for me,” he said, giving credits to Shoaib Malik to help him become a better player.
“Every time I made a mistake, Shoaib bhai and other senior players helped me to improve and overcome it," Fakhar added.
“Cricket is a game in which one becomes thankless. If you score 200, you will feel, you should have scored 250 but I don’t have such regrets,” he said.
“I wanted to finish the game in 18 overs and I know I could have scored the century but I wanted to finish the game early. I am happy that we won the final of the tournament,” he added.
Fakhar Zaman after his spectacular innings in the final match became the first Pakistani player to hammer 500 T20 runs in a calendar year. He even talked about his approach for the big games, he added “I usually play aggressively from the beginning in regular matches, but in games like tournament final, I try to spend time on the wicket and get settled down before showing my natural game,” he said.
“T20 is such a difficult format that you can’t make big claims of doing this or doing that,” Fakhar said.
“I just want to score in every game I play and help the team to win matches. If I keep on doing this, then all records will be made automatically,” Zaman concluded.
(Inputs from Geo TV)