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Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail revealed that some of the Australian players had something to say to him “once or twice” when he was batting on the second day of the first Test.
Sohail stole the spotlight on the second day as scored a career-best 110 before being dismissed.
However, his efforts with the bat played was crucial in helping Pakistan score 482 in their first innings.
“I am a very polite person so I didn’t even look at them [Australians]. Once or twice they did talk to me but I ignored it,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Sohail admitted that he was pleased to have registered his maiden Test century on the second day, especially after he failed to convert his encouraging starts during the Test series against England earlier this year.
In the two-Test series against England, Sohail was Pakistan’s highest run-scorer with 114 runs at an average of 38.
“In the England series, I was out in the 30s but I learnt a lot from those scores,” he said. “My intention was to move on forward from those types of scores and thankfully I have done that.
“The excitement of scoring your first 100 in Test cricket is completely different than one I have at any other occasion. As you all know I struggled a lot with problems with my knee and fixed other things that were not working for me.
“The score (482) was our target in the first place; this is a pitch where its not easy to score runs as its slow and the outfield is heavy as well.”