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    "I Will Not Let Anyone Down when My International Chance Arrives" : Raza Hasan

    Hailing from Sialkot, a city known for producing sporting goods and sporting stars, Raza Hasan's ascent to domestic stardom has been a steady one.

    In First Class matches, the 19 year old left arm orthodox spinner has taken 60 wickets with three 5 wicket hauls at an average of 27.43. His record in List A and Twenty20 matches is equally impressive with 34 and 27 wickets taken at an average of 20.58 and 12.59 respectively.

    He has also represented Pakistan Under 19s against Zimbabwe, earning a call up for the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2010. His performances there led to his selection for Pakistan's 2010 tour of England where he was called up to replace the out of form Danish Kaneria.

    Whilst his international career is yet to commence due to the success of Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman, he has continued his remarkable domestic form especially in the Twenty20 format, where he took 4 wickets in the recent final against Karachi Dolphins in the Faysal Bank T20 Super 8s tournament.

    He has lifted the domestic T20 title on 3 occasions and an international call up is surely imminent as he continues to improve both with the bat and the ball.

    In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Raza spoke of how his interest in cricket grew, his experiences with the national team, domestic cricket and his international aspirations.


    PakPassion.net: Thanks very much for your time today in doing this interview with PakPassion.

    Raza Hasan: No problems. Thanks for coming to see me Sajid bhai, it's appreciated.


    PakPassion.net: Your one of Pakistan cricket's most popular youngsters – tell us a bit about how you started playing cricket?

    Raza Hasan: My father really liked cricket. He used to take me along to watch games. Initially, I wasn’t really interested in cricket. At the age of 11, I was more interested in kite flying or playing snooker but my father insisted on taking me to practice and having me practice at the local college ground.

    Imtiaz Ahmed or “Mithoo Bhai”as he was known was the coach there. A lot of other well known players used to come for practice there such as Shahid Yousuf and Mansoor Amjad who played in the same Under 15 side.

    I started to develop an interest in the game by watching all these players in action. There was Shoaib Malik and his younger brother who also played in the same ground. Later on, all of the aforementioned went off to play in well known clubs in Sialkot after getting their basic cricket coaching from Mithoo bhai. So, I started my cricket there.


    PakPassion.net: Did you start off as a left arm spinner?

    Raza Hasan: When I started off, I used to bowl “chinaman” deliveries. One of my father’s friends, who used to play cricket as well, remarked to my father that if I had any interest in cricket, I should bowl left arm orthodox spin. After that, “Mithoo Bhai” got me to play lots of local games – usually 3 or 4 games a week. What I would say to youngsters is that play as many matches as possible as match practice is very important – in my estimation, a month’s practice is equivalent to what you gain from playing one match! In short, more than just practice, look to play actual matches which is very important.


    PakPassion.net: Sialkot, over the years, has produced some impressive cricketers. What is the reason behind that? Is the system really good there – what about standards of club and school level cricket?

    Raza Hasan: The reason why Sialkot produces such good cricketers is due to a good club system. In Sialkot, you don’t really need to worry about playing equipment as this is a city that produces sports goods so it’s cheaper there as compared to other cities. Also, younger players know that this city is renowned for sports so they are attracted to playing here.

    Basically, there is a very good “tape ball” structure there and youngsters are brought up on this type of cricket. They start playing “tape ball” cricket in their streets and this type of cricket is played all over grounds in Sialkot. Sialkot is a sports mad city and children as young as 10 or 12 play this version under intense competition. In addition they have some good net and practice facilities in the city as well.

    Since you referred to school level cricket, let me tell you that Sialkot has a few schools for example, Muslim High School, Government Comprehensive High School and Qaumi High School – all of which have produced some good players such as Shoaib Malik, Mansoor Amjad, Shahid Yousuf, Faisal Khan and Adnan Zaheer.


    PakPassion.net: So you started with Tape ball cricket, then onto club cricket and then played under 19 level for Sialkot region. How did you get spotted by the Sialkot coaches?

    Raza Hasan: There are a few very good quality district level under 19 tournaments that take place in the area. There are Twenty20 and 50 over games in Sialkot – it’s pretty much non-stop cricket there. As soon as one tournament ends, some clubs get together to organize another one! This can be a 35 over or 50 over tournament so the talent is being produced on a continual basis.

    In my case, I was playing a Twenty20 club tournament and I had picked up the best bowler award. I asked my club that I wanted to go to the regional under 19 trials. I was selected and played the first under 19 game for Sialkot where I got 6 wickets against Gujranwala. In the next game, I took 5 wickets against Sheikhupura. In all I took 23 wickets in total in my first 5 matches!

    Initially I had to sit out a few games. Tahir Mahmood, was the coach for the Sialkot regional under 19 team, gave me a chance to play and I never looked back. I ensured that, when given the chance to play, my performance was of such high quality that I could not be dropped.


    PakPassion.net: Any up and coming players in Sialkot that we should look out for?

    Raza Hasan: Currently we have Mukhtar Ahmed who is a good opening batsman who is a very good Twenty20 cricketer. He plays without any fear and he has even played under 23 games for Sialkot. Then we also have a left arm spinner, Azhar who has also played under 23 games. In other words, there is a lot of upcoming talent from Sialkot due to a good club structure.


    PakPassion.net: Usually in Pakistan, kids will have ambitions to be batsmen or fast bowlers. When is it that you realized that you had the talent to become a left arm spinner?

    Raza Hasan: I am not sure about what level of talent existed in me but I always wanted to be a fast bowler. However, my teacher, Imtiaz Ahmed, asked my father to let me remain under his supervision for 3 years and he would turn me into a quality left arm spinner. You see, teachers have that foresight which I, as an eleven year old, didn’t have! The teachers can see things you can’t and in my case, my teacher really helped me out. He would take me to another ground if there was no match in our area and insist that I bowl 6 or 7 overs. On our own grounds, he would collect some money, buy a couple of cricket balls and organize a highly competitive game between us local boys.

    On this note, and a special message from me, I would request that Murray College which has a special place in my heart and has produced a lot of good cricketers in Sialkot should be opened up again. If this college is opened again, Pakistan will be guaranteed a few good players every year at a junior level.


    PakPassion.net: So after regional cricket, you moved to FC for Sialkot. How long did you play there and when did you move to a departmental team?

    Raza Hasan: I played regional cricket under 19 for three years and then was spotted in an academy by Ijaz Ahmed. Ijaz's support was excellent whether it was at Under 19 or during Pakistan "A" tours. A lot of credit goes to Ijaz Ahmed for my development and improvement as a cricketer.

    In some instances, my name wasn’t even picked up but Ijaz spoke to the selectors about me. He told them that this boy will perform and I did just that. I was the best bowler amongst some well-known names such as our captain Hafeez and Abdur Rehman. So Ijaz Bhai has always supported me – even in front of the media – and I have also performed well. I have been the best bowler twice in Twenty20 domestic tournaments and generally played well in all domestic matches. I hope the selectors will take notice.


    PakPassion.net: Based on your brilliant performances in the Twenty over format, do you consider yourself a Twenty20 specialist or do you feel you are suitable for other formats also at international level?

    Raza Hasan: I started my cricket at the age of 11 and I did not play a 4 day game until I was 19! I played my first 3 day game in the under 19 regional tournament. So in fact, I have a lot of experience in the shorter format of the game. In Pakistan you do not play much 3 day or 4 day cricket until you start playing in the Under 19 regional competition.

    Whether it’s at school level or club level - I played 25 over, 35 over and 50 over cricket so I seem to have a lot of experience in those formats. However, I have bowled in 4 day games and as they say, once you have bowled in 4 day games, you gain more maturity. For example Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman played first class cricket for 10 years and then came into International cricket. The fact is that once you play even at international level – even if it’s a Twenty20 game - you can handle the pressure then you can also bowl at a Test level.


    PakPassion.net: You've lifted the domestic Twenty20 title 3 times, but which is the most memorable victory out of all of them?

    Raza Hasan: My bowling in the super over for Rawalpindi was memorable as was the performance in the following year against Rawalpindi Rams for Sialkot, in which I bowled 4 overs for 9 runs and picked up two wickets. That was almost a singlehanded victory after the opposition they had scored 160 in 16 overs and we won by only 8 runs – if I'd even given away 20 runs in those overs, we would have surely lost that game.


    PakPassion.net: You initially played for Rawalpindi Rams in the Twenty over format, even though you were born in Sialkot, but then you subsequently moved back. How did that happen?

    Raza Hasan: Sabih [Azhar] bhai was the coach during the [Pakistan] tour of Zimbabwe. He knew I was a good bowler and then I went on the "A" tour in Dubai. At the same time, Ijaz [Ahmed] told Sialkot “Raza Hasan is a good kid, he's doing well, watch his highlights on TV, select him for the T20s and he can achieve a lot”. But the Sialkot side was very good and for that reason the Sialkot President said there was no room in the team for me, and that I should wait one or two years.

    As a result of this, Ijaz Ahmed asked Sabih Bhai if Rawalpindi wanted to sign me, and at that time Rawalpindi needed a spinner too and Sabih told me I could join them if I wanted. I played for Rawalpindi for 3 years and when I put in some good performances in tournaments I got noticed and Sialkot and Shoaib Malik told me I should return. It's only natural to want to return to your home city and play for them – for this reason I returned to Sialkot.


    PakPassion.net: At this time you have the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the Pentangular Trophy, National One-Day Cup, two T20 Tournaments - the Pakistani cricket season is tough on cricketers and spin bowlers have to get though a lot of overs. What are your thoughts on Pakistan's domestic set-up? Is it right, or do you think changes are necessary?

    Raza Hasan: The domestic set-up is going very well. There should be opportunities for players to also go to the gym too – we should be booked into hotels with good gyms and swimming pool facilities to allow player recovery. We stay at hotels where it's not easy to find the local gym, same thing if you want to go swimming to aid recovery. The hotels should be such that we are able to recover fully.

    Match fees are also an issue. There are players that have to come to England to play league cricket just to survive. If you have decent match fees in Pakistan, around PKR 30,000 – 40,000 [US$ 330 - 440] per match and there are 10 matches in a season, a quality player plays all 10 matches – if he earns PKR 500,000 – 550,000 [US$ 5,500 – 6,050] in a season, then he won't leave Pakistan.

    Because we aren't paid that much, players have to come to England to earn some money. The standard of cricket in England is far below that in Pakistan. Our club cricket is far above league cricket in the UK, but players come here for the money and play a season to gain additional income.

    95% of the cricketers from Pakistan are from poor to average homes, who need the money. Only 5% arrive here from homes where they could get by if they didn't supplement their income by playing overseas. If the authorities in Pakistan improve their daily match fees, the standard of cricket in the country will improve significantly.


    PakPassion.net: You’re playing for Whitmore Cricket Club in the Staffordshire League. It's a very good opportunity, both financially and in terms of gaining experience in English conditions. Will you be playing for the whole season or is it a match by match contract?

    Raza Hasan: I have told them I am doing well in Pakistan and I'll play because the contract is good. However, if the Pakistani cricket board calls me I will have to return to Pakistan.


    PakPassion.net: You mentioned Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman as being experienced cricketers and also good role models. However you must be hoping that your chance will come once they retire?

    Raza Hasan: Their performances are very good – both are my seniors and I have a great deal of respect for them but alongside the seniors, youngsters also need to be able to gain experience of the atmosphere of international cricket. Thrusting a young player straight into the international spotlight isn't good – they need to learn know how to handle the international crowd and other such issues. Young players should be selected for some of the "smaller" tours against, with all due respect, some of the weaker opponents.


    PakPassion.net: What kind of advice have you received from Saeed Ajmal and your team mate Abdul Rehman?

    Raza Hasan: Saeed Ajmal gives me a lot of confidence. I've met him quite a few times in camps and he has always passed on tips to me, especially on how to bowl to certain batsman. He guides me very well and his hope is to leave a legacy so when he retires there will be one or two spinners to take over from him in the Pakistan side. Both Saeed and Abdul tell me to work hard and improve myself so I can play for Pakistan and they pass on a lot of their own experiences to me.


    PakPassion.net: In 2010, you were called up for the England tour. It was a difficult one on and off the pitch, and you didn't get a game. It still must have been a very good experience with the Pakistan team, with Waqar as Coach and a number of senior players around?

    Raza Hasan: I enjoyed watching cricket from the sidelines a lot! One does feel it is a gentleman's game when experiencing it in England. It is every player's aim to play international cricket and my name was mentioned for that tour. After that I haven't been putting in the performances and therefore been unable to break into the squad but I'll continue to put in the effort and I hope it'll happen sooner rather than later.


    PakPassion.net: There are a lack of Pakistan "A" tours being arranged for the up and coming player. For example there don’t seem to be any tours to the West Indies, Australia or England which could give opportunities for youngsters to experience the game abroad – do you agree?

    Raza Hasan: If you look, the Under-19 World Cup is scheduled every two years. If you look at any Under-19 World Cup, you will find 2 or 3 players that end up playing for Pakistan not long after that tournament. This suggests there should be quite a few Under 19 tours. Similarly, with the Pakistan "A" team, you will unearth 2 or 3 top players every year if you arrange regular tours. Pakistani cricket will improve a lot if these tours happen on a more regular basis.


    PakPassion.net: You recently played for the PCB XI against England. You didn't take any wickets but you batted well, making a half century on a turning track. It must have been beneficial to play against the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann?

    Raza Hasan: It was a very good experience to play against international cricketers, to see how they play and learn how to bowl to international quality players. I had a bit of bad luck and didn't pick up any wickets as I had some catches dropped off my bowling, but I batted with a lot of concentration and enjoyed it a lot. You do enjoy playing international cricket a lot as there is a lot of discipline required, you receive well-prepared wickets which are good for bowling and batting. Whichever form of cricket you play, the more you play the greater experience you gain.


    PakPassion.net: Did any England players speak to you about your batting and bowling?

    Raza Hasan: Ian Bell spoke to me and appreciated my bowling. I had got him out twice previously when playing for Pakistan "A" against the England Lions in a previous encounter and I get along well with him.

    Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan appreciated my batting against the spinners and told me that I played well. The pitch was breaking up and a lot of our batsmen got out to spin – Monty Panesar got 5 wickets and Swann 3 and even in the second innings Monty got 4 or 5 wickets. I enjoyed batting against Swann and Panesar in Dubai and it was definitely good for my development.


    PakPassion.net: Did you learn anything from watching Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann bowl, about their varieties etc. Both are accomplished bowlers and it must have been useful to see them in action?

    Raza Hasan: I think Monty is better than Swann because he bowls more quickly and gets more grip. Swann relies on flighting the ball, and the game is such nowadays that the batsmen can use their feet and it's hard to be successful. I learnt a lot from watching Monty bowl in Dubai, about maintaining a consistent pace throughout the day, containing the batsman and picking up wickets accordingly.


    PakPassion.net: There is a new coaching team for Pakistan with Dav Whatmore and Julian Fountain and also a new selection committee. New players will potentially get a chance, especially with the Twenty20 World Cup coming up. Could be a good chance for you?

    Raza Hasan: Whichever player plays well in the Twenty20 format has a good chance and will be hopeful of getting a chance and I too am hopeful for selection in the matches running up to the T20 World Cup and the tournament itself. Once in the side, my aim is to do my best and to keep my spot in the team. I know I will not let anyone down when my international chance arrives.


    PakPassion.net: What are your plans for the future, in the short and long-term?

    Raza Hasan: Whenever you play cricket in life, whether it be at the age of 10, 15, domestic or international, you should keep on learning. The day you stop learning about cricket is the day you will be unable to perform. Cricket is the type of sport where you cannot learn everything – you can practice 300 balls or 400 balls, bowl for days in the nets and when you get to the match you concede runs! However, the more you learn, the better you play and the greater the improvement.


    PakPassion.net: Many thanks and best wishes for the future

    Raza Hasan: Thanks very much



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    He is a t20 specialist and should be selected at the t20 world cup in Sri Lanka. T20 is a young man's game. It will be perfect for his development as he is a canny operator and is mature beyond his years

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    Have high hopes from this lad.

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    A star of the future no doubt.


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    Looks like a star in the making. Good to see such humble boys coming up the ladder. Asad Shafiq, for one, is a perfect example of a humility and modesty.


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    Interesting to see that he rates Monty Panesar over Swann, seems he does not rate the art of flighting the ball. A mindset that is the product of growing up on a diet of t20 cricket? Either way flighting the ball is something he will have to be comfortable with doing if he wants to be successful in the test arena.

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    I'd like to see Raza included in international cricket sooner rather than later. There is no point in throwing him in at the deep end which is the T20 world cup, much better to give him a chance against Sri Lanka and/or Australia in the upcoming matches.

    The quotes about the match fees and the lack of facilities at hotels provided to the teams are really interesting. Simply not good enough from the PCB !



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    ^^ Every player is complaining about the match fees Saj.


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    This boy has been performing consistently. Too bad we already have a very strong spin department that makes his inclusion in the squad very difficult.

    A. Rehman hasn't been poor but I would prefer Raza. Inshallah he is a future star.

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    Very good interview!

    Hope his chance comes sooner rather than later.


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    And they have come. ^


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    Good to see Raza's international chance has come.

    I hope he gets a game this time, unlike the England tour of 2010.



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    Deserved the call. No doubt !


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    His domestic record is better than all our other spinners so he deserves his chance

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    I really do hope that Raza gets at least one match in Sri Lanka.

    A real star of the future and quite a character too.



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    Wish him all the best !!

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    he can replace abdur rehman.

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    A shame he didn't get a chance but places in the team for spinners is extremely competitive at the moment.

    He's back in the UK soon.



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    At least he gained some experience and no doubt Ajmal and co would have passed on some tips.


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    Raza plays for the same club side (Whitmore) that England Women's all-rounder Danielle Wyatt plays for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasi90lk View Post
    he can replace abdur rehman.
    The same Abdur Rehman who was brilliant against England? lol. no thanks

    The recent T20 series was a good learning curve for Raza

    He now knows how does Imran Farhat likes his tea to be made

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    Currently and probably for a while, there will be no room for Raza Hassan.

    With Rehman and Ajmal in tests; and the Hafeez/Afridi/Ajmal trio in ODIs and Tests, Raza will just have to wait till one of them retires.

    We currently have a fast bowling draught, our spin attack is stronger than it has been in history.


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    "I Will Not Let Anyone Down when My International Chance Arrives" : Raza Hasan"


    ^^
    Sad state of Pakistani cricketers' mindset.

    Dear Raza, ask yourself... Are you God? Do you know for sure what's gonna happen in your future? What if you are put up against the likes of Chris Gayle, Sehwag, Richard Levi etc and they beat the crap out of you and turn you into a dead donkey ?? How would you defend your statement for not letting anyone down?

    It's not Raza's fault I know, but I feel sorry for the kid who has grown up in a typical Pakistani cricket environment where big mouths are opened up before the games and almost all of them end up having their tail between their legs.

    There are various examples of many players in the current and historical national squad of Pakistan that spoke big before the games but at the end of the day were beaten up like an astray dog.


    I have always maintained this stance that if you want to lift up the team's spirit and moral by heart pumping statements then FOR THE SAKE OF THE LORDS OF THE HEAVENS AND EARTH.... KEEP IT BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS IN TEAM MEETINGS !! OR DELIVER THEM WHEN YOUR TEAM IS IN ARMS FORMING A CIRCLE BEFORE THE GAME STARTS.

    I have hardly EVER seen the actual big players from Australia, England or even India issuing such statements. Look at the legends,,,,, Dravid, Tendulkar, Murli, Warne, McGrath, Viv Richards etc ... try to find a big statement by any one of them before or even after any game.

    My very sincere suggestion to Raza Hassan and any other youngster reading this post .... You can talk freely about various other subjects in the interviews but when it comes to your future performance then say (and do) something like this ..

    "I am focused on my preparation and I will TRY my best. I would also like thank the nation for supporting me". ....... the last sentence is not for Imran Farhat.

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    Sad state of Pakistani cricketers' mindset.

    Dear Raza, ask yourself... Are you God? Do you know for sure what's gonna happen in your future? What if you are put up against the likes of Chris Gayle, Sehwag, Richard Levi etc and they beat the crap out of you and turn you into a dead donkey ?? How would you defend your statement for not letting anyone down?
    Over the top comments in my opinion.

    The kid is only saying that when he gets his chance he will give his all and will do his best to not let anyone down. Nothing wrong with having a positive attitude rather than a defetist attitude.

    Nothing wrong with having a bit of a swagger and having confidence and self belief.



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    Jeez man, there's nothing wrong with what he said. It's good to have confidence in yourself; with all the rubbish ex-cricketers etc spit out, and you whine about Raza saying he wont let anyone down.

    Wow man you've got issues.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Over the top comments in my opinion.

    The kid is only saying that when he gets his chance he will give his all and will do his best to not let anyone down. Nothing wrong with having a positive attitude rather than a defetist attitude.

    Nothing wrong with having a bit of a swagger and having confidence and self belief.
    naw kiddo ... you are entitled to voice your opinion but it doesn't work this way.

    Barking dogs seldom bite.


    And if you don't believe it then go back and find me a few such statements that display a "bit of swagger" in 1989 when Tendulkar was starting his Int'l career.

    And please, don't stoop down to the level of ignorance by putting words into my mouth ( I hold a lot of respect for the time and dedication you have given to Pakistan cricket) .. I never said to display a "Defeatist attitude". I said talk free about various other subjects in the interviews but when it comes to your future performance .. say something like
    "I am focused on my preparation and I will try my best. I would also like thank the nation for supporting me",..... which means keep your mouth shut from uttering crap and say something that has a little wisdom. Otherwise, look what happened to Umer Gul when he showed a "bit of swagger" before the WC semi against India?

    Look at various pre-match statements by Shoiab Akhar and Younus Khan showing some "Swagger" and then see what happened?

    Look at Jeff Lawson's press conference when Pakistan visited India, I remember he said something line "We are here and we have a score to settle" ... and then see what happened, and how was the score settled?

    Show me some swagger ever displayed by Dravid, Gayle, Sehwag etc?

    Look back in time just before 2011 WC and read Dhoni's press conference ahead of the tournament. He said.. "Our focus is on our preparation".

    This show off of swagger and all other crap simply breaks your focus. And that's why it should not be displayed in public.

    Who had more swagger than Imran Khan? Show me a single statement where he displayed an iota of swagger? He kept all the swagger behind the doors in dressing room or he kept in on the ground but never in the press.

    But Yes I do agree with you if your point is that Raza Hassan is a just a young kid and he may not be well versed with words. He may actually mean that he is going to display his best and not disappoint his coaches and mentors.

    I am sure he will learn with time. My rant was NOT personally against him. I just felt frustrated that this young talented kid is growing up in an environment where all he has seen is many of his senior cricketers open their big mouths before the games, and unconsciously he is doing the same. There is nothing personal against him, I have my beef with that piece of culture that exists in our team environment and our mindsets.

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    Worth a bump.

    Good to see Raza finally given a chance in international cricket.



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    Excellent start to his career. Looks a real threat to some people in the team.

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    You can already see his variations and intelligence. He's gonna be a good one.


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    it's crazy how PP interviews someone and a few seasons later they're playing international cricket!

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    hes certainly not letting anyone down at the moment!!!


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    What a debut

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    15-2 so far

    doing quite well

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    And that is why you should try new talent instead of sticking to tried and tested failures


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    And that is why you should try new talent instead of sticking to tried and tested failures
    This is the point I have been making for so long.


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    terrific debut for the youngster beauty!!

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    Also bring in Anwar Ali and some good pacers. Misbah's defensive mentality is making us suffer.

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    No.1 spinner in Pakistan domestic T20

    Would expect nothing less

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    Shabash!

    I liked his aggression today #kohlistyle

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    Justified his selection today with a brilliant display...one of the few bright spots from today...


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    He has been a definite bright spot in this tournament.

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    Bowled well, needs to improve fielding.

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    He was good against Kohli. that wicket of Gambhir was a gift though.


    defensive captain=loser captain, so loser Dhoni (tests)
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    He was the only play turned up today.


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    kids good and handled pressure well. still room for improvement.

    Would love to have seen Hammad in the team instead of Razzaq - who wasn't even used

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    Interesting observation.

    Raza Hasan gets important wicket of Shane Watson...

    Ignores Hafeez

    runs to Shoaib Malik his Sialkot captain !

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    He just did it again !

    Goes to discuss tactics with Malik

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    He's definitely a Replacement candidate for afridi in ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackanhyellow View Post
    He's definitely a Replacement candidate for afridi in ODIs.
    He is already better than him. afridi is a minnow basher only...

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    He is disappointing the Aussies big time.


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    Find of the tournament.

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    come on well done lad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akmal Dynasty View Post
    He is already better than him. afridi is a minnow basher only...
    True unless afridi starts scoring consistently with the bat raza is more useful because he's picking up wickets. Rasa still needs to work on his fielding looks inexperienced almost as bad as tanvir...almost!

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    PROUD of this lad. He has shown so much ability and confidence.

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    Great performance from the boy.showed maturity and sense when bowling to the best opening pair in world cricket


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    Well he is surely the future of Pakistan because Ajmal is 34 years of age & this is a good opertunity for Hasan to learn a lot from Ajmal.

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    He's as exciting a talent as Nasir Jamshed. World class.


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    To bowl like he has done against Aussies and in this tournament, true gem of a bowler.

    He is doing what he said he would and taking advantage of his selection in the right way.

    Kudos to him, really put Aussies under pressure today with this bowling and his wickets.

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    Has anyone noticed, as soon as he gets the wicket, he immediately runs towards shoaib malik majority of the time. Just for the sake of making the international transition easy for this lad, im willing to have Malik in the pakistani squad's

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    ^thats because Malick is his Sialkot captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnanulhaq97 View Post
    ^thats because Malick is his Sialkot captain
    I know that, and thats why i said im willing to have Malik in the squad cz he knows him well and can help him settle into the rigors of international cricket.

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    good kid...

    as some one mentioned in CI commentary feedback Half of the balls he bowled in this tourney is dot ball

    he even bettered Ajmal in this WT20

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    The lad has played against Australia, South Africa and India and has an economy rate of 4.36 !

    Bloody hell that's good.
    Last edited by Saj; 2nd October 2012 at 19:39.



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    saj time to bump your raza hasan remember the name thread.

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    Sad turn of events for Raza.

    Last October he had figures of 4-14-2 in a T20I against Australia and just over a year later he cannot even find a regular spot in the National Bank side.



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    ^It's as if the selectors forgot he exists. And those domestic teams!.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Sad turn of events for Raza.

    Last October he had figures of 4-14-2 in a T20I against Australia and just over a year later he cannot even find a regular spot in the National Bank side.
    Why ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    Why ?
    Usman QadiR,Mohd Rizwan also Play,s for National Bank Team

    in un going Match NBP is going with
    Ahmad Jamal,Atullah,Wahab and Hammad azam

    NBP Has drop Mohd Nawaz,Usman Qadir and Raza hasan in this Match

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    Why ?
    He had a life threatening operation, didn't he? People say that since his come back he's no longer the bowler he use to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 786pk View Post
    He had a life threatening operation, didn't he? People say that since his come back he's no longer the bowler he use to be.
    that was Worse Injury for Raza hasan

    Nazar Lagha gayi iss ko

    But still he is good

    in last LIST-A Match

    9 Overs 19/1

    Will like to see him Play,s More

    Zafar Gohar is Looking Better Option than Raza hasan Now Sadly for future

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    Quote Originally Posted by 786pk View Post
    He had a life threatening operation, didn't he? People say that since his come back he's no longer the bowler he use to be.
    Sounds really sad, wish him the best for the future and hope he, one day, is deserving of a Pakistan cap once again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    Usman QadiR,Mohd Rizwan also Play,s for National Bank Team

    in un going Match NBP is going with
    Ahmad Jamal,Atullah,Wahab and Hammad azam

    NBP Has drop Mohd Nawaz,Usman Qadir and Raza hasan in this Match
    Thanks for the information, what about his form for the last 6 months ?


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    It's never easy coming back from a back injury. He needs time and more match practice so he can get back to his best. So far he has shown some real mental strength and I'm sure that will see him through this tough period he's having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HASHAM2 View Post
    that was Worse Injury for Raza hasan

    Nazar Lagha gayi iss ko

    But still he is good

    in last LIST-A Match

    9 Overs 19/1

    Will like to see him Play,s More

    Zafar Gohar is Looking Better Option than Raza hasan Now Sadly for future
    Didn't he do well in the u-23 emerging cup?


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    He was great last yr in the t20 world cup!
    Hope the injury didn't permanently spoil his bowling..IA he will make a successful comeback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    Thanks for the information, what about his form for the last 6 months ?
    Raza not doing so well in FC Average in LIST-A and T-20 Cricket

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaudrySaab View Post
    Didn't he do well in the u-23 emerging cup?
    in UN-23 Usman Qadir Did better Job than Raza

    in 1st Match vs Indian UN-19 he did bowl well


    but with how Zafar Gohar is going

    5fr, in LIST-A

    Did well in T-20 cricket


    Highest Wicket taker 2nd Time in Un-19 Tour now

    also Good With bat

    Zafar gohar is doing better than Raza Overall

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