Pakistan’s former fast bowler and president of Karachi Kings Wasim Akram called Umar Khan ‘Giant Killer’ for hunting all big wickets during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“Wasim bhai has given me the title ‘Giant Killer’ which is an honor for me,” said Umer while talking to the ARY News.
The 19-year-old left-arm spinner said that Akram keeps on motivating the youngsters in the dugout which increase their confidence. “His [Akram] presence in the dressing room is helpful for all of us and he always passes his experience,” said Umer who tries to not miss any chance to learn from Pakistan prolific left-arm pacer.
Hailed from Rawalpindi, Umer is happy to take wickets of batsmen like AB De Villiers, Shane Watson, and Rilee Rossouw. “My dream came true when I bagged world class batsman Villiers,” said Umer.
The young spin sensation is confident that consistency in his performance will earn him a place in the national team in the upcoming time. “Every player dreams of playing for Pakistan. I am sure that with hard work and dedication I will take place in the national squad,” he said.
Umer, who has 13 wickets so far in this tournament, said that PSL has provided them a chance to play in front of their home ground. “PSL brought cricket to our country and we get a chance to showcase our talent before our home crowd,” he said.
Umer has shown his talent on his debut in first-class cricket. He took seven wickets in his first match.