Karachi Kings’ Arshad Iqbal confident of receiving national call-up


Karachi: The 20-year-old pacer Arshad Iqbal is confident of receiving national call-up as he has been constantly performing in domestic cricket for the past 12 months.

Right-arm medium pacer Arshad has been a revelation for Karachi Kings after he was picked by the franchise in Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five in the emerging category.

He picked nine wickets in seven PSL 5 matches and was an integral part of Kings in lifting the maiden PSL trophy.

“I was satisfied [with my performance in the last season] because everyone was praising my progress,” he told pcb.com.pk.

Arshad who hails from Swabi feels blessed to be mentored by Sultan of Swing and president Karachi Kings Wasim Akram. He also revealed that the presence of Mohammad Amir has benefited him a lot.

“Wasim bhai and Amir bhai are great players. Wasim bhai is a legend and I have seen his bowling videos on YouTube. Getting his advice is a treasure. I am learning and his words are morale boosting. While on the field, Amir bhai keeps telling me what to do.”

Arshad, who starred in Kings’ six wicket win over Quetta Gladiators in opening fixture of PSL 6, has only one aim which is to don green shirt as early as possible.

“That is the ultimate goal for everyone. I am doing my best and whenever there is Allah’s will and selectors’ nod, I will get my chance. Every cricketer has a wish to play for the national team and I am not different. My day will come,” he concluded.

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