HARARE: Usman Qadir said he has an extra responsibility to carry his late father Abdul Qadir’s legacy in international cricket.
Qadir remained the top pick by taking three wickets for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in the T20I series opener on Wednesday here at Harare Sports Club. Since his T20I debut, the right-arm leggie has bagged 17 wickets in nine outings and bowls at an economy rate of 7.15.
“There is always a bit burden on my shoulders to carry the legacy of my father in international cricket,” Usman shared.
“I try to give my best and Allah has always helped me performing. I am looking forward to representing my country on high every time,” he said.
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The young bowler said Zimbabwe has totally different conditions than South Africa and it was a bit difficult to adjust to the conditions. “We won the first game, not convincingly but we learnt a lot today. Faheem Bhai, Hasnain and Haris bowled well and it gave me confidence,” he said.
“My plan was simple, bowling at my line and length. Captain also asked me to contain the line and length and alhamdulillah I got wickets,” Usman concluded.