Karachi: Karachi Kings’ head coach Dean Jones still thinks that Pakistan cannot win the upcoming T20 World Cup without hard-hitting batsman Sharjeel Khan.
Speaking on ‘ARY Sports Gup Shup’, Jones said that Khan can’t become as fit as Wasim Akram or Asif Iqbal. “He’s not gonna be as fit as Wasim Akram or Asif Iqbal. He is a rock-solid unit and can hit the ball really hard,” he said.
The former cricketer said that he has seen Khan working really hard on his fitness during the PSL. “I have visuals of him doing pushups and runups. We worked hard on his fitness during the PSL,” he said.
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Moreover, Jones highlighted that most of the power-hitters around the world are muscled up but their energy on the field is immense. “Mostly power-hitters in the world are muscled up. You don’t need to have Marathon players playing cricket, I think he needs to lose weight around 5 to 6kgs which would be enough for him to be back in the mainstream cricket,” he concluded.
It must be noted here that Khan scored 199 runs in 10 PSL 5 games at an average of 24.87. He had a decent strike-rate of 144.20 and also scored a half-century.