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Exclusive Interviews

Exclusive Interviews

"I have always felt that every game for Pakistan was my last" : Sami Aslam

Sami Aslam's international career seemed to have taken off after his odds-defying innings of 82 and 70 during the 3rd Test on Pakistan's successful tour of England in 2016. Whilst it seemed that the left-handed opener was well on his way to becoming an established name in the Pakistan side, the facts are that 22-year-old Sami Aslam played only 13 ... Read More

"There were never any doubts about my fitness" : Sohail Khan

Sohail Khan shot to fame during the 2015 World Cup when he took five wickets against India, including the prize scalp of Virat Kohli. His aggressive style of bowling also saw him pick five wickets in an innings in the 4th Test at The Oval in 2016 but since then he has struggled to find a place in the Pakistan ... Read More

"Virat Kohli reminds me a lot of Viv Richards" : Michael Holding

In an interview, former West Indian fast-bowler turned commentator Michael Holding analysed the ongoing Test series between England and India, discussed the reasons behind England's batting struggles, explained why India's fast-bowlers have impressed one and all, expressed his concerns about the future of Test cricket and spoke about his impressions of Indian captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Read More

"There was no point hanging around as it would have hurt and destroyed the PCB" : Najam Sethi

In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, the outgoing Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi spoke about the achievements during his tenure, the current state of Pakistan cricket, the challenges he has faced and those facing the nominated PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, how Imran Khan can use his influence to help organise cricket on regional terms and shed light ... Read More

"I have high hopes of making a comeback to the Pakistan team" : Aamer Yamin

Regarded as a promising all-round option for Pakistan, Aamer Yamin has so far played 6 international games since his debut against Zimbabwe in 2015 and participated in all three editions of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he has represented Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars. Read More

"Pakistan are the favourites for the 2019 World Cup" : Mohammad Yousuf

Blessed with exceptional batting talent which was complemented by a silken touch, Mohammad Yousuf defied bowling attacks for over 12 years from around the world to score over seventeen thousand effortless runs in 381 appearances for Pakistan. His quest for perfection at the crease also brought him a world record 1788 runs in 11 Tests in 2006, thus confirming his ... Read More

"I would love to play 100 Tests for Pakistan" : Azhar Ali

Regarded as one of Pakistan's most dependable Test batsmen, former ODI captain Azhar Ali has had to contend with the added responsibility of being regarded as one of the natural successors to the two retired Pakistan greats, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. Read More

"What I see in Imam-ul-Haq is the potential to become a better player" : Inzamam-ul-Haq

As chief selector, he saw his Pakistan side hold England to a 1-1 Test series draw, featuring a famous victory at Lord's. So how does Inzamam-ul-Haq think India will fare in their upcoming five-match series against Joe Root's side, and how will Virat Kohli put past disappointments in England behind him? Saj (for Sky Sports) caught up with the Pakistan ... Read More

"I feel I am ready for international cricket" : Sahibzada Farhan

Having already built a strong reputation as an aggressive limited-overs batsman, 22-year-old Sahibzada Farhan continued to impress all during the 2018 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he played for Islamabad United. The right-hander struck a quickfire 44 off just 33 balls in the final of the PSL which was instrumental in his side's success as they became ... Read More

"I want to leave a legacy for Pakistan cricket" : Mickey Arthur

Acknowledged by many as possibly the most effective Head Coach in Pakistan cricket's history, Mickey Arthur continues to guide his side towards successful results as the recent Test tour of Ireland and England and the T20I series victory against Scotland indicated. Read More

"Can't expect an 18-year-old to be out of the game for 5 years, come back and be the same bowler" : Waqar Younis

Former Pakistan fast-bowler and Head Coach, Waqar Younis has been an important figure in Pakistan cricket since his international debut in 1989. His legendary fast-bowling partnership with Wasim Akram is stuff of legends as are his many memorable performances for Pakistan where he grabbed 789 wickets in 389 games for his country. Read More

"We are very delighted with Mickey Arthur’s performance" : Najam Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman, Najam Sethi, has been credited with the improvement in Pakistan's standing in world cricket as well as the successful emergence of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament. In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Sethi spoke on a variety of topics including his views on the current state of Pakistan cricket, restoration of international cricket in ... Read More

"Pakistan is a young team, with lots to learn, but with a bright future" : David Lloyd

Regarded as one of the most popular and knowledgeable television commentators today, former England player and coach David 'Bumble' Lloyd has graced television screens since 1999. Read More

"We have now entered a new chapter of Irish cricket" : Kevin O'Brien

Regarded as one of Ireland cricket's most trusted servants, 34-year-old Kevin O'Brien has represented his country in 185 international games, where he has scored 3986 runs. He recently had the honour to become the first Irish player to score a Test century which he completed under difficult circumstances in the historic one-off Test against Pakistan. Read More

"No point being bitter about my non-selection" : Fawad Alam

Regarded widely as a more than able replacement for either of the retired duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, 32-year-old Fawad Alam has been unable to make a comeback in the Pakistan Test team since November 2009. With a highest score of 168 which he scored on his Test debut against Sri Lanka and with a current First-Class average of ... Read More

"Azhar Ali is a big-match player, he'll perform well on the big stage against England" : Asif Iqbal

Former captain of Pakistan Asif Iqbal was known in his time as the 'man of crisis' for his ability to stand firm and lead his side out of impossible situations. He last played for Pakistan in 1980 and retired with an admirable record of 3575 runs in 58 Tests, scored against some of the top bowling attacks of his era. Read More

"I would like to play my whole career with Mickey Arthur as my coach" : Fakhar Zaman

An integral part of the victorious Pakistan ODI squad that lifted the Champions Trophy in 2017, 28-year-old Fakhar Zaman wrote his name in history books with a magnificent 114 in the final of the tournament against India. Since then, he has enjoyed significant success in Pakistan's Limited Over games and has now been selected as part of the Test squad ... Read More

"Asif Ali and Hussain Talat are great talents for Pakistan" : Samit Patel

An instant crowd favourite at the recently concluded 3rd edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Samit Patel earned praise for his outstanding bowling performances for the title winners, Islamabad United, as well as his decision to visit Pakistan to play the final of the tournament.  Read More

"I look at my performance in the PSL as a great platform for a place in the Pakistan side" : Ibtisam Sheikh

Plucked from relative obscurity, 20-year-old Ibtisam Sheikh became a fan favourite at the recently concluded Pakistan Super League. Although he had been successful at the inter-district Under 19 level, he had only played 2 first-class games and just one List A match before making his PSL appearance for Peshawar Zalmi where he picked up 5 wickets in 4 matches, including ... Read More

"Those who have been against my progress have been a big motivator for me" : Umaid Asif

Initially ignored during the draft stage of the third edition of the PSL, 33-year-old fast bowler Umaid Asif was brought in as cover for Hasan Ali by Peshawar Zalmi. When Haris Sohail was later ruled out of the tournament due to injury, Umaid found a permanent place in the Zalmi squad and ended up with 13 wickets in 12 matches. Read More