Shar­jeel aims to per­form well at World T20

The Pak Banker - - MARKETS/SPORTS - Staff Reporter

Emerg­ing bats­man and the first cen­tu­rion from the PSL, Shar­jeel Khan, has said that se­lec­tion for the na­tional side gave him great con­fi­dence and he was de­ter­mined to play pos­i­tive game for the coun­try.

Talk­ing to a news chan­nel, he said that it was a great feel­ing; play­ing for the coun­try has al­ways been his dream. "Wher­ever I play, be it Pak­istan 'A' or do­mes­tic cricket, my fo­cus is on per­form­ing well. Some of the coaches I've worked with al­ways ad­vised me to be fo­cused on per­for­mance," he said. To a ques­tion he said that hav­ing played in the UAE had def­i­nitely helped him a lot.

"Apart from in­ter­na­tional matches, I have been play­ing a lot of cricket in the UAE for over the past five years. And most of th­ese matches are on in­ter­na­tional venues so you could say that I'm used to th­ese con­di­tions be­cause I come and play here dur­ing the off­sea­son," Shar­jeel added.

When asked about ap­pre­ci­a­tion he re­ceived from Afridi, he said: "He (Afridi) is a great player and leg­end. "My fo­cus was to be­come the first man to hit a cen­tury in the PSL. I am thank­ful to the Almighty for help­ing me achieve it," he added.

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