Haider Ali aims to emulate Rohit Sharma: The uncapped Pakistani batsman idolizes India’s limited-overs vice-captain.
The appointment of former Pakistan batsman Younis Khan as the batting coach for the tour of England is highly likely to come good for uncapped batsman Haider Ali who have revealed his desire of playing under the legendary batsman.
Speaking during a video press conference, Haider Ali laid emphasis on asking lots of questions from Younis and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq. Ali, who has been included into the national squad for the first time, is coming on the back of impressive performances in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup and the Pakistan Super League.
“I always wanted to play under the coaching of Younis Khan, and I’m glad I will get the opportunity this time. I want to learn as much as possible from this tour and ask lots of questions of both Younis and Misbah [-ul-Haq].
“I want to learn how to play all three formats and what mindset to approach all three formats with. I’m very excited about how much I can grow over these next three months,” Haider Ali said.
Haider Ali aims to emulate Rohit Sharma at the top of the order
Haider Ali, 19, further opened up on idolizing India limited-overs vice-captain in Rohit Sharma. Claiming the 33-year old player as a “real match-winner”, Ali hinted at aiming to emulate Sharma on various fronts.
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“As far as role models are concerned, mine is Rohit Sharma. I really 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.
“And the thing I like best is when he crosses 50, he moves on to a 100, and then he’s thinking of 150, and even 200. That’s what I want to do: to think about getting big scores, and when I get there, aim for even bigger ones. He finishes the game off for his side, and is a real match-winner,” Haider Ali added.