The 36-year-old Tabish Khan couldn’t control his emotions after claiming a five-wicket haul for Sindh against Central Punjab at National Stadium in Karachi.
Tabish registered his 38th fifer of the career, broke down in remembrance of his late father, who was very close to him during his cricketing career.
“The ones who are close to me know the real reason behind my depression. I lost my father back in June and during sleep last night, I was recalling that I used to give updates to him,” Tabish said while talking to a virtual press-conference after today’s play.
“Whenever I used to take a fifer, my father used to call and acknowledge me. I couldn’t play for Pakistan in his life but I have motivated myself and for accomplishing his dream, I’ll keep working hard to represent the national side,” he added.
After picking 573 wickets in his first-class career, he maintained that his passion to represent Pakistan has not fallen and he will continue to play and perform.
Fans on Twitter also acknowledge Tabish and questioned selectors on why he hasn’t been selected for Pakistan.
Tabish Khan Recorded His 38 Five-Wickets Haul,Now He Has 573 First-class Wickets,
But Still PCB Not Giving Him a Single Chance In National Team, Only Reason He Belong To Sindh#ShameOnPCB#Tabishkhan#SindhvsCPunjab pic.twitter.com/29HzajUW7T
— Saifullah (@saifykk) October 25, 2020
✨Almost 36 years of age.
✨Picked up 573 first class wickets.
✨38 5-wicket haul.
✨490 wickets in #QeaTrophy.
Still looking to make his International debut. That's really painful 😔😔#TabishKhan https://t.co/K3NPnw5r3g
— Loeezafarooq🇵🇰 (@LXa56) October 25, 2020
— Jack (@anas_ibrahim6) October 25, 2020
UNSTOPPABLE: @tabbkhan84 just recorded his 38th five-wicket haul, now he has 573 wickets in first class cricket. Well done Tabish Khan.#SINvCP #Cricket#Pakistan#TabishKhan#Karachi#QeA20#HarHalMainCricket pic.twitter.com/gNGnAEnqMY
— #HafizMuhammadAreebUddinSheikh🇵🇰 (@areeb_7official) October 25, 2020
— muzamilasif (@muzamilasif4) October 25, 2020