Derby: Middle-order batter Sohaib Maqsood is confident to play ‘fearless cricket’ for Pakistan just like he has been playing for last year or so in domestic cricket.
The 34-year-old Sohaib is making his comeback after 5.5 years in the national team. Sohaib is ready to bat at any given position.
“A player batting at your position in international cricket has right to bat there. It’s not necessary to bat at the same spot as him. I have batted lower down the order in PSL too and have performed. For team whichever number I am asked to play, I’ll be available and try to give my hundred percent,” Sohaib told reporters in a virtual presser.
The @thePSLt20 player of the tournament @sohaibcricketer is super excited and ready to make the most of his return to international cricket.#ENGvPAK | #HarHaalMainCricket | #BackTheBoysInGreen pic.twitter.com/ISgIu7TvMC
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 28, 2021
“My mindset was fearless in domestic cricket and I will look to play in the same manner. There would be no regret if I’m unable to perform and it won’t affect my life too. The chances of performing with a fearless mind would be more rather than playing with a fear,” he opined.
It must be noted that Sohaib was the star performer for Sultans in PSL 6 and the performances paved his way for a comeback in the national side.
He scored 428 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 157 whereas he bagged ‘player of the final’ and ‘best batsman of the tournament’ awards.
Remember, Sohaib replaced Haider Ali for series against England and West Indies.