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Having accomplished his dream of playing international cricket for Pakistan, pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain is now looking to have a long and prosperous career.
Hasnain made his international debut in the second ODI against Australia in Sharjah on Sunday.
Hasnain conceded 54 runs from his nine overs as Pakistan went on to lose the match by eight wickets.
Nonetheless, the 18-year-old was thrilled to have played his first game for Pakistan, which came about after he starred for the Quetta Gladiators in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In the tournament, which the Gladiators won, Hasnain took 12 wickets in seven games at an average of 17.58.
“I can’t describe the feeling, it’s a dream come true,” he was quoted as saying by The News International. “The prayers of my parents, my hard work and the guidance of all my coaches are behind this one-day debut and now I will do my best to fulfill the confidence reposed in me.
“It has been a great feeling and everyone has welcomed me. Team captain Shoaib Malik, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood and every teammate has been welcoming and supportive and that has made my heart bigger and bigger.
“I hope to be up for the challenge and hope to start a long career.”
Hasnain also revealed that upon informing his parents that he had been called up to the ODI squad for the series against Australia, they told him to stay humble and keep giving it his all.
“My parents were thrilled,” the Hyderabad native said. “They have advised me to be humble and do my best, and I will follow that advice.”