De Villiers-inspired Mohsin aims to become world’s best all-rounder

The Swat-born player made his presence felt in the recently-concluded National T20 tournament in Faisalabad

De Villiers-inspired Mohsin aims to become world’s best all-rounder PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Consistent performances in the ongoing domestic season have earned Swat born all-rounder Mohammad Mohsin a place in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Asia Cup. Mohsin a left-handed batsman and a leg-spinner has made rapid strides this season by performing in both red-ball and white-ball cricket.

Mohsin started his career in 2011 playing Under-19 cricket, in 2013 he played Senior Inter-District tournament which led to his first-class debut in 2015.

Mohsin represented Peshawar in last year’s Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy, in which he scored 264 runs in four matches at 33 runs per innings, the tally included one century. Mohsin has found memories of the innings, his 140-run knock in the second innings of the match against Islamabad led to Peshawar’s five wicket win.

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The talented all-rounder made his presence felt in the National T20 tournament in Faisalabad where he represented Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in seven games. Overall he has collected 13 wickets in as many games of the shortest format of the game.

“Cricket is everything for me and selection in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup squad is nothing less than a dream coming true,” said Mohsin. “My wish is to become the best all-rounder in the world. My favourite player is South Africa star AB de Villiers.”

“The preparatory camp at the NCA has helped me understand the requirements of the game at the international level and I am eager to make full use of the training and coaching I have received,” he added.

Mohsin has been a keen sportsman since his childhood and besides cricket he has taken active part in football, squash and badminton competitions for his school and college.