‘Star on chest’ the only dream for Domestic performer Tabish Khan


Despite taking over 550 wickets in first-class cricket, domestic performer Tabish Khan is still waiting to get a maiden call in Pakistan’s Test squad.

While talking to the media in Karachi for the first time after bagging his 550th wicket, Khan expressed his confidence to play for Pakistan in Test cricket.

“I want to live that moment when Pakistan’s star will be on my chest, I can’t express that feeling. Representing Pakistan in Test cricket is the biggest dream of my life,” Khan said.

Making his first-class debut in 2002, Tabish has so far played 125 FC matches and has dominated plenty of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy seasons with his quality bowling.

The 34-years-old cricketer revealed his interaction with bowling coach Waqar Younis and head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq during two-day bowlers’ camp at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore prior to Australia’s tour.

“Waqar Bhai backed all of the bowlers after selection and told us that this is a long season which contains more Test series. Everyone will get chances based on their performance,” Khan highlighted.

To a query about feeling disappointment after not getting a single chance despite plenty of performances, Khan said that every cricketer gets demotivated in such situations but as a player, their job is to play cricket.

“I am also human and feel bad when don’t get a chance despite continuous performance. But my priority remains with my job which is to play cricket and prove myself at every level,” he concluded.