The 32-year-old insisted that his entire concentration is towards improving himself as a batsman
Pakistan opener Abid Ali has said that he is ready to play at any number in the batting order to help the team’s cause.
Abid was adjudged player of the match for his 74-run knock from 67 balls, which helped Pakistan seal the series by two-nil against Sri Lanka in Karachi on Wednesday.
While speaking at the post-match press conference at the National Stadium, Karachi, the 32-year-old said that he is happy to fight for the opening slot.
“I can play at any position the team requires me to,” said Abid. “This is good for the team that there’s a strong competition among openers as it encourages everyone to give their best which will be beneficial for the team.”
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Abid was left out of the 2019 World Cup squad despite scoring a century on debut against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March. However, the opener didn’t let the snub affect his drive to make a comeback.
“I try to remain positive when I’m not selected even despite performing as I believe everything happens for a good reason,” he said. “When I go back, I watch video of legends from different countries to help improve my game. Recently, I am following Misbahul Haq and Younis Khan.”
The Pakistan opener insisted that his entire concentration is towards improving himself as a batsman.
“Wicketkeeping is something I do as my hobby, but right now my total focus is on my batting and I’m working hard on it,” he said.