Pakistan ODI captain, Azhar Ali, made it clear that his strategy to achievement was playing positive cricket with an attacking outlook. The 30-year-old said that he trusts a captain needs to lead from the front to set a case.
“When I was selected captain I needed to force an assaulting brand of cricket and that implied that as captain I expected to guarantee that the assaulting logic originated from me,” said Azhar while conversing with PakPassion.
“I requested that every one of my players played positive cricket and as skipper I expected to guarantee that I likewise became tied up with that logic. The greater part of the players have been offered permit to play positive cricket unless obviously the circumstance requests for some security and tolerance.
Azhar further included that he took the chance of being reviewed into the ODI side in the wake of being dropped for the 2015 World Cup to quiet his pundits.
“There hasn’t been a great deal of backing for my incorporation in the one-day side from the general population or the media,” said Azhar.
“I was averaging more than forty in one-day cricket yet at the same time there wasn’t much bolster or notice for my incorporation in the fifty over arrangement after I was dropped.
“Nonetheless, I had that desire to demonstrate individuals wrong and to show individuals that I am equipped for performing admirably in restricted overs cricket. I never surrendered trust and simply continued buckling down and guaranteeing that when the call came I was prepared.”
Azhar, who is the quickest Pakistani and Asian to achieve 1,000 ODI runs, said that being delegated captain gave him a ton of difficulties yet his stretch as captain in local matches helped him a considerable measure.
“I think as a leader you have to have the aptitude of taking care of the pressure and that is something I feel I have learnt rapidly in residential cricket,” clarified Azhar.
“On the other hand, in all actuality when you are driving a universal group it’s much harder and the levels of weight are extreme and obviously desires are high.
“When I was named as skipper of the team, there were two things pressurizing my mind, firstly I was making a comeback to the One-Day group yet secondly, I was the new skipper. Captaining Pakistan is an extreme employment whether you are a new skipper or whether you are somebody who has played worldwide cricket for a long time, however I’m satisfied that so far things have gone entirely well and the young men have truly upheld me.”
In addition, Azhar said that the fielding is improving as a result of the consolidated exertion of the group.
On the ODI performances, Azhar said that our ranks & position don’t lie and Pakistan didn’t play well in 2014.
At the point when gotten some information about how he felt about being prepared as the new Test captain, Azhar said: “I’ve played under Misbah’s captaincy now for a long time and learning so many things from him has been great for me. I’m especially inspired with Misbah’s smoothness under weight and that is something that I would like to imitate.”