Pakistan’s Imran Nazir set to return to cricket

Pakistan’s Imran Nazir set to return to cricket

Lahore: Pakistan batsman Imran Nazir, who was out of action due to Tendinitis, is all set make a return after a gap of four and half years.

Making the announcement, the 36-year-old said that he has recovered from the illness and is all set to resume cricket.

“I am fit and resuming cricket after a long time. My fans prayed for me because of which I am standing here and I am thankful for their support. I am also thankful to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shahid Afridi foundation for helping me in getting rid of the illness,” the Express Tribune quoted Nazir, as saying.

Reflecting on his future course of action, the opening batsman said that he is not sure of how long he would be able to continue playing. He, however, said that he is eager to participate in T20 leagues.

“I am just resuming cricket so I will see how long I can play,” he said. “I had offers of playing in T20 leagues before as well but I couldn’t participate as I was not fit, but now I am in a good shape and will be eager to play if I get a suitable offer,” he said.

Nazir has appeared in a total of 79 one-day matches for Pakistan and scored 1,895 runs at an average of 24.66. In T20I, he has amassed 500 runs at an average of 21.74 in 25 games.