Sports

An honour if a team gives you these many roles: Imad Wasim

ANI | April 21, 2019 03:03 PM
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim

Dubai [UAE], Apr 21 (ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim on Sunday said the expectation from him 'to perform several roles for the team' is a matter of pride and opined that 'a player should have the capability of adjusting to new roles.'

"It is an honour if a team gives you these many roles. A player should have the capability to adjust to new roles. One day I have to contain, the other I have to pick wickets. I feel lucky that I have that ability because of which I can try to fit myself in many roles," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Wasim as saying.

After making a comeback against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, Wasim scored 281 runs from eight innings at an average of 93.66. Though he took five wickets in those matches, he was able to choke up the runs.

The 30-year-old said his goal is to adapt to the various requirements of the team. "My role keeps on changing with the situation of the match. I have to get wickets when I bowl with the new ball. When I am using an older ball, I have to contain too, along with taking wickets," Wasim said.

"Of course, I have some personal goals. But, I put them aside for the team goals. If I am asked to bowl the last over, I have to. If I am asked to bowl with the new ball, then I have to," he added.

Pakistan's suffered a 0-5 whitewash against Australia earlier this year. The all-rounder believes that the team is working hard on addressing the problem areas ahead of the World Cup.

"I agree that Pakistan is falling behind the other teams and I personally believe in having aggression in strategy. I want that we get wickets when we bowl and score runs when we bat. This is the centre of discussion in the ongoing camp and we will play aggressive cricket in the World Cup," Wasim said.

Pakistan takes on West Indies in their opening match of the World Cup on May 31. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Himachal Pradesh: Spoons, knife, toothbrush, screwdriver found in man's stomach
Himachal Pradesh: Spoons, knife, toothbrush, screwdriver found in man's stomach
Staff crunch affects PSPCL functioning in Nakodar sub urban division
Villager arrested for stealing coin box from religious place
Webcasting scripts new success story in ensuring free, fair and transparent polls
Webcasting scripts new success story in ensuring free, fair and transparent polls
Sidhu’s out of turn outbursts amount to sabotage: Brahm Mohindra
Sidhu’s out of turn outbursts amount to sabotage: Brahm Mohindra
Senior Congress leader Tajinder Singh Bittu cast his vote
Senior Congress leader Tajinder Singh Bittu cast his vote
Chaudhary Santokh Singh along with his family cast their votes in Phillaur
Chaudhary Santokh Singh along with his family cast their votes in Phillaur
957 booths in Jalandhar to have webcasting today- general observer and DC
957 booths in Jalandhar to have webcasting today- general observer and DC
CPMF, Micro observers and webcasting at all 439 vulnerable polling booths for free, fair and transparent polls
CPMF, Micro observers and webcasting at all 439 vulnerable polling booths for free, fair and transparent polls
592 Polling Parties Dispatched For Polling Booths In The District
592 Polling Parties Dispatched For Polling Booths In The District
First voters from first time voter, PWD and senior citizen category to be awarded certificate by district administration
First voters from first time voter, PWD and senior citizen category to be awarded certificate by district administration
My wife would never lie: Navjot Singh on wife's claim against Amarinder Singh
My wife would never lie: Navjot Singh on wife's claim against Amarinder Singh