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Usman Eyes Comeback in Pakistani Cricket Team

Posted by on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 6:23
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Usman-SalahuddinPakistani batsman Usman Salahuddin, who was out of Pakistan Cricket Board’s central contracts list, on Tuesday said that he is confident for making a comeback to the national team despite not being selected for the Zimbabwe tour.

Usman’s introduction to international cricket was short lived as the 20-year-old was dropped after only two one-day internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.

“Of course I was hoping to be selected for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, but it wasn’t meant to be and that is not something that I will feel sorry for myself about. Instead I am being very positive and not feeling down.

I have been training even harder in the off season,” quoted Usman, as saying.

“I’ve taken my non-selection for the tour of Zimbabwe and not being selected for a central contract on the chin and will look at it as a temporary setback. These sorts of setbacks happen to all cricketers, young or old, experienced or inexperienced and I am confident that I will come back to the Pakistan side, as a better and more complete batsman,” he said optimistically.

Whilst Usman’s introduction to international cricket was short lived, he however feels that the experience was invaluable and would benefit him for future assignments.

“To get the opportunity to work with a legend like Waqar Younis as well as practicing and playing alongside fantastic and experienced cricketers, such as Misbahul Haq, was a brilliant experience. For me, the tour of the West Indies was so beneficial and invaluable, as it came at such an early point in my career,” said Usman.

“I have got the taste for international cricket and I hope that it’s not too long before I can play for Pakistan again and prove to everyone that I have what it takes to make it in international cricket. There’s a lot of cricket coming up for Pakistan and I hope that somewhere down the line, my chance will come again,” he added.

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