My father is always coaching me, Pakistan youngster marked for stardom says

Pakistan batsman Abdullah Shafique said his father and uncle are always coaching him and giving him advice

Pakistan batsman Abdullah Shafique: “My father is also a former first-class cricketer and he is also my first coach. He always explains to me on calls regarding my game. [My] paternal uncle is my second coach and I receive a lot of help from them”

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Pakistan batsman Abdullah Shafique has revealed that his father and paternal uncle keep coaching him and giving him advice to this day.

Shafique’s revelation comes after he was included in the list of 22 probables for the limited overs series against Zimbabwe following his outstanding performance in the National T20 Cup.

Playing for Central Punjab in the tournament, the 20-year-old scored 358 runs in 10 matches, which included a century on debut and two fifties, at an average of 44.75 and a strike-rate of 133.08.

“My father is also a former first-class cricketer and he is also my first coach. He always explains to me on calls regarding my game. [My] paternal uncle is my second coach and I receive a lot of help from them,” the 20-year-old was quoted as saying by Ary Sports.

Pakistan’s series against Zimbabwe will consist of three ODIs and three T20 Internationals.

The ODIs will be held in Rawalpindi from October 30 to November 3, while the T20 Internationals have been moved from Multan to Lahore and will take place from November 7 to 10.

However, the T20 series could see a venue change once again as it may be shifted from Lahore to Rawalpindi due to smog.

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