They could hit me, but I knew I could get them out, Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif on two legendary batsmen from India and Australia

Mohammad Asif said Virender Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist could hit him but he knew he could get them out

Mohammad Asif: “I enjoyed the challenge that the likes of Virender Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist presented and whilst I knew that they had the ability to play incredible shots and could hit me around a bit, the fact was that I had that knowledge and self-belief that sooner or later I would get them out”

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Pakistan seamer Mohammad Asif said he knew he could get legendary India opener Virender Sehwag and iconic Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist out even though they “could hit me around a bit”.

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Cricket between India and Pakistan very important, Shahid Afridi says

Shahid Afridi said cricket between India and Pakistan is very important

Shahid Afridi: “Cricket between Pakistan and India is very important. Sports should be kept away from politics. Relations between the two countries can improve because of cricket”

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Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said cricket between India and Pakistan is very important for the sport.

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Everything is not about fitness, Pakistan big man says skills are also important

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan said everything is not about fitness

Pakistan batsman Sharjeel Khan: “Everything is not about fitness, your skills also count. Fitness is important and I am working on improving it and have been doing [so] all season”

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Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has insisted that “everything is not about fitness” as skills are also important.

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Where’s this obsession with 140 kph bowlers come from, former Pakistan captain says so many other things more important than speed

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt asked where this obsession with 140 kph bowlers has come from

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt: “I don’t know from where this obsession for bowlers bowling at 140 [kph] has come. People talk about this like we never had such bowlers in the past”

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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has questioned where this obsession with bowlers who can bowl at 140 kph has come from.

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Even to beat a batsman like Babar Azam is important, 22-year-old Pakistan seamer who is now a household name says

Pakistan fast bowler Shahnawaz Dhani said even to beat a batsman like Babar Azam is important

Pakistan fast bowler Shahnawaz Dhani: “It was so close but even to beat a batsman like Babar is something very important for me. This gave me confidence that I could take his wicket next time”

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Pakistan fast bowler Shahnawaz Dhani said even to beat the bat of a superstar like Babar Azam is important for him since it fuels his confidence.

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Fast starts and aggression, Brad Hogg on two Pakistan players who can inflict massive damage

Brad Hogg said Fakhar Zaman's fast starts and Shaheen Shah Afridi's aggression are important to the Lahore Qalandars winning the PSL

Brad Hogg: “Fakhar Zaman’s fast starts and Shaheen Shah Afridi’s aggression with the ball are vital for Lahore Qalandars winning this tournament. They are looking like the favourites early on in the tournament”

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Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg said opening batsman Fakhar Zaman and left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi both have vital roles to play for the Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

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Learned from Asad Shafiq, Pakistan player on batting with tailenders

Mohammad Rizwan said he learned from Asad Shafiq how to bat with tailenders

Mohammad Rizwan: “Batting with the tailenders is tough and I watched how Asad Shafiq batted with the tail and learnt a lot from him”

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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has revealed that he learned how to bat with tailenders by watching veteran batsman Asad Shafiq.

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