Multan: The 23-year-old right-handed batsman Zeeshan Malik, who is representing Northern in the ongoing National T20 Cup has named Mohammad Hafeez and AB de Villiers as his favorite players.
Zeeshan is at the top of the batting charts with 192 runs at an average of 48 which includes two half-centuries. He has aimed to represent Pakistan at the highest level.
“AB de Villiers is my favourite international batsman, while I really admire the batting style of Mohammad Hafeez. My aim is to represent Pakistan. I will continue to strive hard to attain this goal,” Zeeshan said in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Zeeshan is eyeing to finish the tournament as the highest run-getter as he is enjoying batting in Multan and hopes to do the same in the second round in Rawalpindi.
“My aim is to finish among the top run-getters for the tournament and I would continue to work hard to ensure I finish the tournament on a high. I do not compromise on my goals. I have really enjoyed batting in Multan and I hope to continue my form in the Rawalpindi-leg,” he added.
He praised Northern’s head coach Mohammad Wasim in playing an important role in developing his game. “Northern has played a significant role in my development as a batsman. Our coach Mohammad Wasim has put great faith in me by promoting me to the First XI team and I look to repay it with my performances,” he maintained.
It must be noted that Zeeshan started his cricketing journey in 2012 when he represented Rawalpindi U16. He then toured England with the Pakistan U17 team in August 2014. In 2016, he led the Pakistan in U19 World Cup.