Pakistan’s forgotten cricketers Imran Nazir and Abdul Razzaq are eyeing to take the upcoming Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy as an opportunity to make a comeback into the Men in Green squad.
The two are all set to represent the Lahore Qalandars in Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, starting from October 4, aiming to play at their best in the tournament to prove that they still have a lot of cricket left in them.
It will be a new beginning for Nazir after getting recovered from career-threatening arthritis, saying he will try to be the same iconic flamboyant batsman as he used to be before the nightmare.
As per reports in Geo News, Imran told reporters on the sideline of Qalandars training session at Zayed Cricket Academy in Abu Dhabi, “I have recovered from career-threatening arthritis that kept me away from cricket for four years. It was very hard time for me and recovery was very challenging. I’m grateful to all my fans who have been praying for me and thankful to Allah that I’m back.”
He further added, “It was a nightmare for me and I have moved on from that. I have forgotten those four years like a one forgets a nightmare. I’m going to start a new life. Lahore Qalandars have given me an opportunity to return to the cricket field, I am coming back after a long time and I’m thankful to Lahore for this. I’m doing my hard work and In sha Allah I will be able to give my best during Abu Dhabi tournament for Lahore Qalandars. I will entertain my fans once again the way I used to entertain them in past.”
Meanwhile, the all-rounder Abdul is eyeing to perform his best in the T20 tournament, saying he will take advantage of the familiar track at Abu Dhabi.
Razzaq signed off by saying, “It’s a very good opportunity for me to show that I’m still able to contribute good enough as a cricketer. I was out of cricket for the last three, four years and this is the best platform for me to prove myself. I will do my best to play in the same manner as I used to play and display positive attacking skills during Abu Dhabi tournament.”
(Inputs: Geo News)