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Multan Sultans seamer Ali Shafiq firmly believes he can represent Pakistan in the near future.
Shafiq played two games in this year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) before a hamstring injury ruled him out of the tournament.
In those two games he picked up two wickets at an average of 10.
In another setback after his injury, he was not picked by any team for the Pakistan Cup, which is a domestic one-day competition that will run from Tuesday until April 14.
Despite this, the 22-year-old is confident that more opportunities will arise for him to showcase his talent and capture the attention of the national selectors.
Once he does that, he aims to keep performing on a consistent basis in order to be called up to the national team.
“Not being included in the Pakistan Cup is a shock to the system but then I am only 22 years old so I have a fairly long way to go before I lose hope,” he told PakPassion. “So the plan now is to simply work as hard as possible and to get a level of skill which will get me noticed by the national selectors.
“My aim is to then continue improving my game and to make sure that whenever I represent Pakistan, I do so for a long time and with my best efforts.”