Islamabad: First-class Pakistan cricketer Sahibzada Farhan, who opens batting for Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League (PSL), has said that he is ready to play international cricket for Pakistan.
“I feel that I am ready for international cricket and playing in the PSL has a lot to do with that\,” Farhan told Pakpassion.net, as reported by the Express Tribune.
“The reason is simple; in the PSL, you are batting against some of the best bowlers in the world and because the PSL is one of the world’s top T20 leagues, if one can play in this tournament and learn from it, then there is no doubt that one can easily play at the international level as well,” he further noted.
The 22-year-old played a crucial role in steering Islamabad United to second PSL title this year. His quick knock of 44 runs in 33 balls came handy in the victory of the Misbah-ul-Haq-led side.
The middle-order batsman talked highly of his PSL experience and said that it was a learning experience for him to play alongside best players of T20 cricket.
“I got to face a top-quality bowler like Mohammad Amir and also I had never played against one of the biggest stars of our country – Shahid Afridi – whom I got to face as well. Within my squad, we had some top-class international players like Samit Patel and Luke Ronchi, who never made us feel that we were junior to them in any aspect. They gave all of us useful tips which I am sure will help in the future,” he said.
The opening batsman, who was not picked up in the Pakistani squad for the recently-concluded series against Scotland, assured that he is not disappointed with his exclusion and has full confidence in his abilities.
Pakistan won the two-match T20I series against Scotland 2-0 which concluded on June 13.