Pakistan’s star paceman Mohammad Abbas, who is in the stunning form with the ball in the ongoing Test series against Australia at the UAE, has insisted that his rapid success will not go to his head.
He further went on to reveal that a tough early life has helped him mature as a person, as well as, the success on the field will only help him to grow as a person and cricketer both on and off the field.
The 28-year-old has been Pakistan's most successful bowler ever since making Test debut in the West Indies last year, taking 54 wickets in nine-and-a-half Test matches.
On Thursday (October 17), Abbas has once again come up with another brilliant show with the ball, as he helped Pakistan to bowl Australia out at 145 with figures of 5-33 in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. He also took seven wickets in the drawn first Test in Dubai last week.
He said, “Look, I have a firm belief in Almighty Allah and I pray that he keeps me away from tough situations. I have played first-class cricket and a lot of things have happened before my eyes.”
The pacer further explained, “I suffered hardship in my life so my focus is on cricket and that has made me mature. I want to keep my feet on ground, that has been my life and it has matured me. Right or wrong, I know where to go and my focus is to go step to step and whatever happens around me doesn't bother me.”
He doesn’t believe in the records that are made to be broke. Abbas signed off by saying, “I focus on my bowling and taking wickets for Pakistan and in the process get records, which are made to be broken.”