Southampton: Opener Abid Ali felt sorry for losing a good-going form in England after scoring only 36 runs in the opening Test and not converting 60 into a big score in first inning of the second Test.
Speaking to reporters after day one ended following bad light, Abid accepted his mistake of throwing away his wicket easily on all three occasions. “I know I could have converted my 60 into a big score today, but unfortunately, I edged the ball into the slips. In the first match also, I threw away my wicket due to my mistakes and I can only apologize for that and hope to come over my weaknesses in the next inning,” he said.
When asked about whether Younis had given him proper time or not as his performance went down after the batting stalwart joined the national team’s coaching staff, he laughed and said “No, no, Younis Bhai is giving time to every player equally. He is there to support each and every player. And as far as my performance is concerned, so it is a part of cricket and we need to move on,” he maintained.
Abid also shared the experience of playing James Anderson. “He is the world’s number one bowler and I was playing him as a challenge,” he said.
Meanwhile, the right-handed batsman also expressed disappointment over Fawad Alam’s early departure despite a lot of expectations from him as he made Test comeback after 11 years.
“We were as much disappointed as the whole nation when Fawad got out. But, it is a game and we should give him some time. I hope he will bounce back strongly,” he concluded.