Asad Shafiq, ahead of the two-match Test series against Australia, told that the team has put their Asia Cup debacle behind and looking forward to taking on the Kangaroos in the UAE.
“Victory and defeat are part of any sportsman’s life —sometimes things go in your favour and at other times everything seems to be going against you,” Shafiq told PakPassion during an interview.
Pakistan are confident of their record against Australia in the UAE and will look to keep up their domination against the Baggy Greens in the longest format of the game.
“The disappointment of the Asia Cup is behind us now and the whole attention has now shifted to the Australia Test series. What we know is that we have a very good record against them in the UAE where we have beaten them before and we intend to work on the goal of preserving that record,” he added.
Shafiq is aware of the responsibility he has as one of the senior members of the team and he is not shying away from the challenge.
“Misbahul Haq and Younis Khan were legendary players and served the nation for many years and of course it is not easy for any other player to match their performance,” he told.
“As far as the upcoming Test series is concerned, I don’t think Azhar and I will be under any pressure but we do recognise that we have an added responsibility on our shoulders as we are the senior members in the squad. It will be up to us to put into practice all that we have learnt from the two great players and help Pakistan in this series,” he told.
Pakistan will take on Australia in the first Test of the series from October 7.