Rawalpindi: The rising batting sensation Azam Khan credited playing tape ball cricket for polishing his power-hitting abilities.
Speaking to pcb.com.pk, Khan said he is always liked hitting big shots and often practiced it in nets. “Tape-ball cricket helped me develop big-hitting. I really enjoy practicing big-hits during nets and range-hitting sessions and I really back my ability to clear the boundary which brings me a lot of joy,” he said.
Khan has so far scored 254 runs in nine innings at an average of 31.75. He has struck 20 boundaries and 19 sixes. He also propelled Sindh into the National T20 Cup semi-finals by his blazing 88 off 43 balls against the Northern 25th match of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Khan said he is proud of his father, the former Test cricketer Moin Khan for giving him an identity and he wishes to follow the footstep of him and his uncle Nadeem Khan – also the former Test cricket to represent Pakistan in near future.
“I feel very proud that my father has such a big name in Pakistan cricket and that my uncle was too a Test cricketer. We talk a lot about cricket and have quality discussions at home, which are a big opportunity to learn about the game at a young age,” he said.
“My dad has supported me throughout, I feel indebted to him and at the same time it is such a wonderful feeling to be backed by a legend of the game. Being a great of the game, he really understands everything and is very rarely fully satisfied with my performances, as he always wants me to strive harder and harder. I really want to make him happy and proud of my performances and that matters everything to me,” he added.