Okara-born Zeeshan Ashraf narrates a meet-up with his idol Saeed Anwar


One of the rising batsmen at domestic level, Zeeshan Ashraf, narrated a story of him meeting with his idol and former Test cricketer Saeed Anwar.

“I met him during a religious gathering (Ijtema) earlier. I made the most of that opportunity and tried to talk to him something about cricket. Being a big fan of him and his batting, I adopted his advice to play my natural game,” he revealed.

While talking to media in Karachi during Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Zeeshan put weight on his performance at the domestic level and showed his confidence to play for Pakistan in all three formats.

“I think I have done pretty well in domestic cricket. See, my job is to perform and rest depends on the people who are at the helm of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),” he said.

Zeeshan recently topped the top run-scorer chart in the National T20 Cup 2nd XI. His extraordinary performance promoted him to the first XI in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He struck a century against Sindh on Day 1 of the ninth round at National Stadium Karachi. It was his third FC cricket ton.

The 27-years-old cricketer talked about the Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s role in developing a player’s career nowadays. “I know how PSL changed the lives of many and I also want to play this most exciting tournament. But, on the other hand, I don’t want to be called a T20I player only, my aim is to represent Pakistan in all three formats,” he maintained.