Karachi: Young pacemen Haris Rauf thinks that cricketers should be confident about their skills and it depends on them how to avoid being overconfident.
Speaking to reporters via teleconference on Thursday, Haris ensured that he has complete control over his aggression. “See, aggression is the beauty of fast bowling. It is just on the field as off the field everything comes to normal. If you remember, my wicket-taking celebration style was highly criticized in Big Bash League so I changed it, I have complete control over my aggression,” he said.
“As far as being overconfident is concerned, so I think if a cricketer sticks onto his skills, overconfidence will never come” he added.
Haris, 26, expressed his goals to represent Pakistan in the longer format of the game. He aims strong training with the team management to make himself potent for Test cricket. “My major goal is to play Test cricket in England,” he said. “We will have ample time there before we play the first Test against the home side. I will try to express myself in the nets with the red-ball so that I can get a chance to represent Pakistan in Tests,” he reiterated.
Taking about the presence of Waqar Younis in the dressing room, Haris said that he will try to gain as much as he can from his idol. “I have been working on yorkers with him. His presence is very crucial for every youngster in the team, especially for fast bowlers,” he mentioned.
He also disclosed that former pacer Wasim Akram advised him to be careful about hamstring and lower back during England tour. “Wasim Bhai told me to take care of my fitness in England. He advised me to be careful about hamstring and lower back injuries,” he maintained.
It must be noted here that the Pakistan team is scheduled to travel to England in last week of June. The green shirt will play three Tests and as many T20Is against the home team.