Abid wants World Cup advise from Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar
Pakistan opener Abid Ali, who just played only 2 ODIs is going to England to play his first ever World Cup.
Sometimes life can take a magical turn and so it did for the 31-year old batsman Abid Ali. The right-handed batsman just made his debut in ODI for Pakistan last month against Australia and took his name to the spotlight after scoring 112 on debut.
But who knew, that one hundred was enough to make it to the World Cup. Despite being out for a golden duck in the next ODI, Abid has been picked up in the 15-man squad and dream is about to turn into reality for the experienced man.
Meanwhile, after being announced as one of the guys who’s going to the World Cup, Abid expressed his excitement to the reporters. He also revealed that he wants to meet the Indian great Sachin Tendulkar to take some World Cup advices.
“It’s my wish and hope that I meet Sachin Tendulkar. Definitely, I would like to hug him and I am sure that just like all great players meet youngsters I am sure that he will not turn me down. I am sure that if I want to get any information on cricket from Sachin, he will give a positive reply.”
“It will be the best day in my life when I meet him (Tendulkar) because he was one of the best batsmen. West Indian Viv Richards was also a great so I want to meet all the great players and learn from them,” he added.
Abid also mentioned that he had followed Tendulkar’s batting style from his early days of his career.
“Actually I have followed Sachin’s technique from day one of my career and after watching him I tried to play like him. He was a great player, just like our own Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf. I adopt their good things and leave any bad thing. If I meet him I will try to talk to him and get some advice, mentally and technically, so that it helps me improve my batting.”
Abid’s mission in the upcoming World Cup is to make a name for himself.
“I will do my best as and when I get a chance to play for Pakistan and make a name for myself,” he concluded.