Usama Mir reveals how he turned his career around

Usama Mir recently played for Worcestershire Rapids in Vitality Blast, where he outshined with his exceptional all-round performance

Usama Mir reveals how he turned his career around PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan leg-spinner, Usama Mir, made his debut for the national ODI team against New Zealand, where he shone with excellent bowling figures of 4/43, bagging his first ODI wicket as he cleaned up prolific Kane Williamson.

Indisputably, the 27-year-old has massively improvised his bowling. While talking to a foreign sports journalist, the young lad explained how the longer format aided him in maintaining his consistent line, which was evident in his debut match.

"People have been speculating how Usama went consistent from being inconsistent. The reason was that I bowled a lot of overs in red-ball cricket. I have played four to five matches of the red-ball format and have bowled almost 50 overs per inning, which really helped me improve,” Mir said.

“I played red-ball cricket to improve and push myself through all barriers, whether it was bowling long overs or over-exertion. I have taken numerous fruitful lessons from red-ball cricket. I used to bowl with one pace only; now, I can vary my pace. I have gotten great control over my bowling due to red-ball cricket," he further added.

Mir also talked about his bowling inspiration and the lessons he learned.

"I am a big fan of Shane Warne. Whenever I have tried to read him, I have always learned this one thing that when you excel in being a leg spinner, you can bowl in any area of your preference, and you certainly can be the world's best bowler. So this always has been in my mind, and that is why I have never tried different varieties, even when I can. I have focused and tried being consistent," he added

For the record, Mir has taken 10 wickets in six ODI matches that he has played as of yet. The leg-spinner embossed his name in the Pakistan Super League 2023 with 17 wickets at an economy of 7.93 for Multan Sultans.