I feel uncomfortable when people compare me with Rohit: Haider Ali
Pakistan has always been a country that has produced several quality bowlers over the years. Besides that, they have started producing quality batsmen as well. Babar Azam is one of the best examples. Case in point, Pakistani young player Haider Ali hogged the limelight with his batting exploits in the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year.
Haider Ali earned praises from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity for his sensational batting. His batting performance impressed the selectors and the young player earned a national cricket team call-up for Pakistan’s tour of England.
Recently, the youngster named Rohit Sharma as his role model while trying to make it big at the international circuit. Highly impressed by Rohit Sharma’s impeccable batting and his daddy knocks, Haider Ali showered praise on Rohit Sharma in the press conference in June.
Rohit Sharma is known for starting the innings slowly but once he gets set on the pitch, he switches his gameplay to the next level. He is ranked number 2 in ICC ODI batsman rankings. He is one of the best white-ball cricketers in the world.
The Indian limited-overs captain is the only batsman in the history of cricket to score three double hundreds in One Day Internationals.
“As far as role models are concerned, mine is Rohit Sharma. I like him as a player, and want to give the side an aggressive start at the top, and hit the ball cleanly like him. He is a man for all three formats, and he can adapt his game to all three formats,” Haider had said.
I can bat well all three formats: Haider Ali
Haider Ali went on to add saying that he feels uncomfortable when anyone compares him with Rohit Sharma.
“He is a top batsman and I feel uncomfortable when anyone compares us. There is no comparison. He has already achieved so much,” said Haider as quoted by Hindustan Times.
Haider Ali disclosed that he has picked up many lessons just by watching videos of several great batsmen including the likes of Rohit. Sharma. He further added that he wants to represent Pakistan’s team in all three formats.
“I can perform in all three formats as I enjoy playing in them. I had a good first-class season and our coach, Muhammad Wasim had given me good guidance at the Northerns side,” he said.
“I have always felt that if your coach gives you confidence it makes a big difference to the confidence of a player and he performs to his full potential,” he further said.