ICC U19 World Cup: ‘He bats so bravely and confidently’ – Young Pakistan opener wants to emulate India batsman – cricket

Young Pakistan cricketer Haider Ali heaped reward on India vice-captain Rohit Sharma and said he wants to rating huge innings like him. Ali is a part of Pakistan Under 19 squad that’s at the moment collaborating in ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa. The proper-hander is considered a nice prospect for Pakistan and in accordance to Geo TV, he smashed 654 runs in 13 innings in his debut first-class season.

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“My role model is Rohit Sharma, I want to be a batsman like him. He bats so bravely and confidently, I want to emulate his style of batting,” Haider advised Geo TV. “Of course, scoring a double century in one day cricket is my dream. My aim is to score as big as possible. As an opener, I try to score big so that team can get a solid start.”

“I scored 99 on my debut, then scored century in the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, and that performance boosted my confidence. I was aiming to score around 800 runs in the season and I was almost near to my target as I played just seven games,” he added.

Pakistan have certified for the knock-out stage of the Under-19 World Cup and Ali is assured of group’s probabilities in opposition to Afghanistan of their closing eight conflict.

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“We have got ample time to prepare for the knock-out match. I am confident that we’ll continue our march in the tournament,” Ali mentioned.

“The tournament provides us a great opportunity to show our skills and cement a place in Pakistan squad. I am looking forward to getting the maximum advantage from this platform of U19 cricket, prove myself, and get selected for Pakistan (senior) team.”

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