NOTTINGHAM: Leg-spinner Shadab Khan shared that it was difficult to gain his rhythm after coming back from a prolonged injury.
Speaking to reporters prior to the T20Is series against England which will get underway here tomorrow, Shadab accepted a downfall in his performance but assured to make a strong comeback.
“It wasn’t easy for me to come and perform after an injury that remained with me for quite some time. You get to fight with some odds after coming back from an injury and I did. Now, as I have played a few matches, I have gained my rhythm. Hopefully, you will see me performing in the T20I series,” he said.
Shadab, who remained wicketless in his last four T20Is, said people talk about his focus being shifted towards batting, but that isn’t the case. “I have always said, batting is my plus point. It doesn’t mean that my focus from bowling has shifted. I have always tried to take wickets with the bowl and then contribute with the bat for my team,” he added.
Pakistan’s white-ball vice-captain is confident to notch a successful T20I series against the home side. “In ODIs, their team got changed at a very last moment which caused us a few problems. Their side looks strong, we will sit and plan things accordingly to bounce back on this tour,” he concluded.