I don’t want anyone to call me Sachin of Pakistan – Abid Ali
Pakistan batsman Abid Ali is a devout fan of India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. He regularly watches his video footage.
This opener followed Sachin in the post in every steps. However, he did not intend to be Pakistan’s Sachin.
Abid has come out as a comet in Pakistani cricket. Last year, he started playing in international ODIs and Test cricket. He made a world record by scoring a century in debut in both formats.
Since then, Abid had retained his form. He is set to play his third Test in Rawalpindi on February 7 against Bangladesh. Earlier, the right-hander told of his goals and ideals.
The 32-year-old cricketer said, “From the beginning of my career, I have been watching videos of Sachin’s batting. I have also seen the batting footage of Younis Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh. But my height is like Sachin Tendulkar. So I follow him more.”
“I am copying all good practices of Sachin. I always try to master his technique. But I do not want anyone to call me Sachin of Pakistan.”
So far Abid Ali has scored 321 runs in the first two Tests of his career at an excellent average of 160.50. He has also accumulated 191 runs in four One-day Internationals averaging 47.75.