I wish to play a major role for Karachi Kings in the tournament, says Imad


Pakistan’s new allrounder, Imad Wasim is in prime form and his performance against the West Indies in the limited overs games was an evidence of it.

However, he believes that his breathtaking performance is done and dusted and now he should look towards the future endeavours.

The 27-year old left-handed allrounder is now eyeing to put up an impressive show in the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League, where he will be featuring Karachi Kings.

In an interview to Gulf News, he stated, “The performance I gave against West Indies is now a thing of the past. As a cricketer, you have to set your next target and I am looking forward to play in the second edition of the PSL. I wish to play a major role for Karachi Kings in the tournament.”

The first Pakistani spinner to take a five-wicket haul in a T20 international told in the interview that he always takes praise as well as criticism in a positive manner.

“If someone criticises or praises me, I accept both in the same way because I respect criticism as well as praise,” he said, “I know they are doing it for my benefit so I take it in a positive way and try to rectify my mistakes,” he added.

Imad Wasim further shared that he is a confident guy and a bad day in the field does not damage his determination.

“I am a positive guy whether I perform or not,” he said. “My confidence is the same always as I work very hard. You will be able to see the impact of my recent performances during PSL on the field.”

The left-arm slow bowler is known for his magical arm ball, however, he is often criticized for not spinning the ball enough, which is counted as his weakness. But, he believes that he can spin the ball if the situation demands.

“It took me nearly 10 years to get into the national side,” he said. “Before that, I was playing domestic cricket and I was trying to master a specific art of spin bowling. Whether it is spin or the arm ball, I had to master one so I mastered the arm ball really well. I can spin the ball but that depends on what kind of situation I am bowling in,” he added.

He also shared his future goal, “I am really happy with what I have achieved right now. My aim is represent my country as long as I am able to and I want to make a name for myself and make my country proud.”