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Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim has insisted that he doesn’t “think about getting dropped” and wasn’t worried about it before the national team’s clash with Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.
Prior to the match, Imad had not taken any wickets in the last four World Cup games he had played.
However, he took two wickets against Afghanistan and followed that up with a game-winning 49 not out, which came off 54 balls and included five boundaries.
Imad’s all-round performance not only helped Pakistan win the match by three wickets with two balls to spare, but also ensured the men in green’s hopes of qualifying for World Cup semi-finals stayed alive.
“I try to just perform according to the requirements but if it doesn’t happen, it’s ok, it’s not life and death for me, it’s just a game and I play it like that,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion. “I don’t think about getting dropped. I love my country and whatever is needed, I’ll try to do it.”
With Pakistan having defeated Afghanistan, they will now have to beat Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday to have any chance of reaching the last four.