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    "If a ball is there to be hit, I will try to smash it out of the park" : Sahibzada Farhan

    One of the most talked about talents of the recently concluded Pakistan One Day Cup, 21-year-old Sahibazada Farhan leapt into the limelight as the third-highest scorer in the tournament. In just five innings he racked up 331 runs scoring one century and four fifties with an impressive strike rate of 103, drawing praise from experts and fans alike.

    In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Sahibzada Farhan spoke about his run-filled journey to First-Class cricket, experience of playing the Pakistan One Day Cup and his aspirations for the future including a possible place in one of the Pakistan Super League teams.





    PakPassion.net : How did you start to play cricket? Was there family support for your passion for the game?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    I started to play cricket from a very young age in Charsadda. The games were played using a tennis ball or tape-ball when it was available. There was no way to play hard-ball cricket for me in Charsadda but all that changed once my family moved to Peshawar. There I joined the Peshawar Gymkhana Club in 2008. This was a difficult phase for me as my family had come to the city for me to have better opportunities in education but my real interest was in cricket. So, I had to sneak out during the day to practice and play cricket and whilst my father did understand the importance of cricket to me, it was my uncles who did not see this as a proper career. Thankfully, my father's views prevailed.


    PakPassion.net : Was batting your preferred speciality when you started off playing cricket?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    I started off as a fast-bowler during my time with the Gymkhana Cricket Club as I was advised by all that this would be a good way to make progress in my career. I wasn’t too good at fast-bowling and in two years with the club I couldn’t achieve much with this skill. In fact, I only got to play 2-3 games during this period which was very disheartening. I used this time to concentrate on my studies whilst playing tape-ball cricket on the side, and finally in 2011, I started my cricket again but this time as a batsman.


    PakPassion.net : It must have been a difficult choice to turn yourself into a specialist batsman?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    Yes, it does sound strange but the way this came about is that a friend of mine took me to play in a local game where I excelled with the bat, playing all sorts of attacking shots like cuts and pulls. At this point, my friend told me to forget the past and restart my career as a batsman playing hard-ball cricket, as I was really good at it. I argued with him against doing this but my friend insisted that I play for his club and I reluctantly agreed, and then never looked back. After practising a few months with my new club, I played a PCB organised 45 over inter-district club tournament. In the first game I played, I scored 136 then 149 in the next game and 132 in the third game I played in this tournament. This was the point when my name started to become recognised in local cricketing circles and it was a major turning point for my career.


    PakPassion.net : You seemed to excel at the District Under-19 level; Was this an easy jump for you to make from club cricket?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    It was a pleasant surprise to be asked to play for Peshawar Under-19s. Basically, this was based upon my performances up to 2012 which lead me to try out for Peshawar Under-19s. But, there was a slight problem. I had no friends or supporters who could further my career at this point and there was some level of jealousy about my inclusion in the Peshawar Under-19 team. A lot of people were thinking that I would be a flop at this level and I had a feeling that they were praying for my failure. However, I was supported by my coaches, especially Fazl-e-Akbar who proved to be a staunch supporter for my case. The general feeling was that I would fail badly in the trial games and would be dropped but that did not materialize as I put in some excellent performances in these games. In the first few matches I played for Peshawar Under-19s in PCB's Inter-District Under 19 Tournament 2012, I had scores of 133 and 92. This opened a few eyes that year but the same critics couldn't believe their eyes when in 2013 in the same tournament, I racked up scores of 167, 62, 11, 53, and 200*.


    PakPassion.net : With such performances, one would have expected you to be a natural selection for First-class cricket but you did not make your debut until October 2016.

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    Absolutely, I was feeling great about myself and between 2012 and 2016 I also played Grade II cricket where I did really well. At least to me, it was obvious that I was ready for a place in Peshawar's First-class team but I needed some help to make that jump. The way this happened was that the coach of Peshawar, Abdur Rehman, had watched me play during my district Under-19 days and really liked my style of batting. One thing about Abdur Rehman I will say is that he has great judgement of players’ skills and he also has the ability to develop players with care and attention and so he asked me to play for Peshawar in the 2015 First-class season. Unfortunately, due to appendicitis on the eve of my first game in First-class, I could not play that match. In fact, the whole season was a write-off as I had to recover from the surgery on my appendix and only in October 2016 did I make my debut for Peshawar.


    PakPassion.net : What was the experience of playing your debut First-class game like?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    It was a wonderful experience and as such milestones go, I couldn't have asked for a better start to my First-class career. The debut game was against HBL which had some well-known names like Younis Khan, Ahmed Shehzad and Usman Shinwari in it. Whilst it was a big occasion and I was new to this level of cricket, I performed very well. My nature is such that I am not overawed by the occasion or afraid of any opposition bowler. My batting philosophy is simple. If a ball is there to be hit, I will try to smash it out of the park. And that is exactly what I did in my debut where I scored 86 runs in the first innings of my First-class career. I played seven games in total and scored 497 runs. I really enjoyed this introduction to Pakistan's top domestic form of cricket.


    PakPassion.net : Whilst you had a good First-class season, the fact is that it was the recently concluded Pakistan One Day Cup which has really brought you into the limelight, hasn't it?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    This was a great experience and the fact is that I really didn’t get much time to think about or prepare for this tournament as I was involved in a Grade II tournament during the time the draft process for the Pakistan One-Day Cup was in progress. Fakhar Zaman, the captain of Balochistan, messaged me to say that I would be playing for his team in this tournament and my first reaction was that this was a prank call. It had to be, I thought, as why would they choose such an inexperienced player for such a top-quality tournament? It became clear that Azhar Ali was on Test duty so they decided to take me on for the Balochistan squad. And I am sure, I didn’t disappoint them! From the time the team management saw me in the nets, they told me that they were impressed by me and told me to play in the same way in the matches as well, as they intended to play me in all their games. This raised my confidence to another level as I felt that if a team like Balochistan can have so much faith in me, then surely I can perform to their expectations. Also the knowledge that I would play all games, especially when coming from the team captain Fakhar Zaman, meant a lot to me as well. With the Almighty’s help, I did perform well scoring a hundred and four fifties and was part of the tournament runners-up. I have to say that even when I was playing so well against oppositions, I was very pleased that the likes of Kamran Akmal and Imad Wasim came up to me and congratulated me for my performances during the Cup which was very heart-warming.


    PakPassion.net : Which batsmen have impressed you the most, players whom you would consider your role models, perhaps?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    The player I have watched and admired has always been Ahmed Shehzad but if you ask me about who I like amongst the non-Pakistanis then the answer is simply Sachin Tendulkar as he is in a different class altogether and is a legend. Sachin is my cricketing hero and he is a legendary cricketer.


    PakPassion.net : And what about your name? Many people assume that it has something to do with Sahibzada Shahid Khan Afridi?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    Many people have asked if my first name is connected with Shahid Afridi in any way and the answer is no. We are not related and I don't belong to the same tribe or community. But if there is a similarity, it is in the fact that despite being told by many coaches to play in a different and probably a better way, I always bat in the way I feel most comfortable with, and use the technique which has brought me most success.


    PakPassion.net : What does the future hold for you and what are your ambitions?

    Sahibzada Farhan :
    To be honest, I am still a little dizzy with my success from the Pakistan One Day Cup but beyond that, I have some ideas of playing for a department in the next season, although my loyalty has always been with Peshawar. And of course, I am interested in playing in the Pakistan Super League. I have been told that given my recent performances, there is a high likelihood of my selection for one of the teams in the PSL. But all I know is that it is my job to continue performing and it’s the job of the selectors to reward my hard work, God Willing. I really hope I get a chance to play in the PSL and show my skills in that tournament.
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    His Pakistani role model is Ahmed shehzad? Good prospect though


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasad1998 View Post
    His Pakistani role model is Ahmed shehzad? Good prospect though
    You have to look at it from their eyes. A young man who worked through the ranks and had been selected for the national team. Of course Shehzad is probably not the 'best' pick, but perhaps it is because they are both young Pakistani openers?

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    His innings in the Pakistan Cup final for those who missed it:

    Last edited by Abdullah719; 19th July 2017 at 16:18.


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    Looks pretty strong. I want to see him in the team ASAP.

    He can even do better than Shehzad strike-rate wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    Looks pretty strong. I want to see him in the team ASAP.

    He can even do better than Shehzad strike-rate wise.
    Still needs a bit of work on his front foot game and defence.

    Otherwise a good prospect.

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    his whole interview summarizes tha flawed domestic system...look if fakhar has not backed him and azhar ali was not in wi he would have not played here..and the poino that my coaches wanted me to change my approach..this is so bad....t

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    his whole interview summarizes tha flawed domestic system...look if fakhar has not backed him and azhar ali was not in wi he would have not played here..and the poino that my coaches wanted me to change my approach..this is so bad....t
    This has been the case with Pakistan cricket for many years. Players are found more by luck than judgement. And then when a player does well, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants credit for discovering the player.



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    Good find, but needs to develop his off side game.

    Also, change your Pakistani role model, or you'll end up being another Shehzad...

    You should go for shots and take on the pacers, that's how today's cricket is played. Never get bogged down, score at a high strike rate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
    Good find, but needs to develop his off side game.

    Also, change your Pakistani role model, or you'll end up being another Shehzad...

    You should go for shots and take on the pacers, that's how today's cricket is played. Never get bogged down, score at a high strike rate.
    Off-side game?

    Going for shots and taking on pacers?

    Scoring at a high strike rate?

    Then there is only Pakistani role mode possible.



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    He made his club debut at 12???
    @MMHS

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoniInsafian View Post
    He made his club debut at 12???
    @MMHS
    I think, the guy is around 25, which is still fine, if he is debuted within a year or 2. For batsmen, with age comes maturity, therefore if someone keeps his fitness, can manage at highest level at mature (for cricket 40) age. Gooch's best 5 years was after reaching 35. In baseball as well, surprisingly best batters deliver till 40, even 45, for a game which needs extreme reflex power & eye sight. Problem is when this guy at 25 is given 7 years to "fix" his game in "Domestics" & then debuted at 33.

    Whatever I wrote in 1st part is applicable for batsmen & spinners - therefore PAK still is managing Yasir, after debuting in his 15th year of FC debut at 14, or YK/Misbab - BUT, it won't work for fast bowlers or WK's - that's why at tender age of 31 Sohail Khan looks like tundler & at 29, Sarfaraz does goal keeping with cricket gloves. The unfortunate guy in PAK cricket is Aquib Javed - he debuted at 16 under Imran & had to retire at 29, because his Captain was Akram; if Misbah was his Captain, Aquib also would have managed to limp around cricket field till he was 35 by his certificate.

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    Good prospect. But please change your Pakistani role model or just learn from Sachin.

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    A refreshing prospect, who popped out of no where. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think, the guy is around 25, which is still fine, if he is debuted within a year or 2. For batsmen, with age comes maturity, therefore if someone keeps his fitness, can manage at highest level at mature (for cricket 40) age. Gooch's best 5 years was after reaching 35. In baseball as well, surprisingly best batters deliver till 40, even 45, for a game which needs extreme reflex power & eye sight. Problem is when this guy at 25 is given 7 years to "fix" his game in "Domestics" & then debuted at 33.

    Whatever I wrote in 1st part is applicable for batsmen & spinners - therefore PAK still is managing Yasir, after debuting in his 15th year of FC debut at 14, or YK/Misbab - BUT, it won't work for fast bowlers or WK's - that's why at tender age of 31 Sohail Khan looks like tundler & at 29, Sarfaraz does goal keeping with cricket gloves. The unfortunate guy in PAK cricket is Aquib Javed - he debuted at 16 under Imran & had to retire at 29, because his Captain was Akram; if Misbah was his Captain, Aquib also would have managed to limp around cricket field till he was 35 by his certificate.
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    his whole interview summarizes tha flawed domestic system...look if fakhar has not backed him and azhar ali was not in wi he would have not played here..and the point that my coaches wanted me to change my approach..this is so bad....do u agree????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    This has been the case with Pakistan cricket for many years. Players are found more by luck than judgement. And then when a player does well, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants credit for discovering the player.
    thanks for agreeing with my point....so pp is pushing me to take more ineterest in particular game..

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    Pakistani batsman Sahibzada Farhan, who impressed all with his tremendous performance in the recently concluded Pakistan Cup for his team Balochistan, has admitted that legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar is his cricketing hero.

    21-year-old Farhan, who was drafted as a late replacement by Balochistan for Azhar Ali, leapt into the limelight as the third-highest scorer in the Pakistan Cup, country's premier List A tournament.

    In five innings, Farhan amassed 331 runs at an average of 66.20, scoring four fifties and an all-important century in the final.

    The 21-year-old helped pile on a formidable opening partnership with Fakhar that set the foundation for Balochistan to go on a late onslaught and reach a big total.

    Speaking in an interview with PakPassion.net, Farhan said Tendulkar is in different class altogether and is a legend.

    "The player I have watched and admired has always been Ahmed Shehzad but if you ask me about who I like amongst the non-Pakistanis then the answer is simply Sachin Tendulkar as he is in a different class altogether and is a legend. Sachin is my cricketing hero and he is a legendary cricketer," he said.

    The 21-year-old is also now hoping to be selected for one of the teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to showcase his talents and skills.

    "To be honest, I am still a little dizzy with my success from the Pakistan One Day Cup but beyond that, I have some ideas of playing for a department in the next season, although my loyalty has always been with Peshawar," he said.

    "And of course, I am interested in playing in the Pakistan Super League. I have been told that given my recent performances, there is a high likelihood of my selection for one of the teams in the PSL," he added.

    The right-handed batsman further maintained that if he keeps performing well, it would definitely draw the attention of the selectors and he would get selected in the PSL.

    "But all I know is that it is my job to continue performing and it's the job of the selectors to reward my hard work, God Willing," he said.

    "I really hope I get a chance to play in the PSL and show my skills in that tournament," he added.

    Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan had also heaped praise on Farhan, saying the selection committee is focused on inducting young players like him into the national side and want them to take the team forward in the future.

    "We want young blood to play for Pakistan and will base our selections on that. Sahibzada Farhan performed really well in the Pakistan Cup and certainly has a great future," he had said at the final of the Pakistan Cup in Rawalpindi.

    "Young players are the future of Pakistan and we would want to give them the opportunity to step forward and don national colours," he added.
    Used by the following sources:

    http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report...farhan-2433440

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/s.../1/950380.html
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    These one liners from our players are amazing it doesn't matter what comes of his career now he has immortalised himself


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Is he any good?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    Is he any good?
    As Always we find out when he gets to the international level


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    id much rather let him get into the international side quickly where he will sink or swim. Even if he sinks he will know where to improve rather than hiding his flaws in domestic cricket


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    How can Shehzad be someone's role model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsalan Pro View Post
    How can Shehzad be someone's role model?
    Shehzad is also the role model of Zeeshan Malik.

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    His story is an example of how nepotism has destroyed careers of many young prospects at lower levels that we've never seen. Truly pathetic system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    As Always we find out when he gets to the international level
    Obviously referring to people who have seen play in the domestic system.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    Obviously referring to people who have seen play in the domestic system.
    Well look his performance is good in the domestic comps and he was excellent in Pakistan Cup so that's why there is attention on him.


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    He should play in next ODI Series of Pakistan.

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    Amazing future prospect for pakistan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Well look his performance is good in the domestic comps and he was excellent in Pakistan Cup so that's why there is attention on him.
    I agree that not every player who performs in the domestic system should be disparaged particularly ones that are up and coming. However, there are some players that are only good for performing domestically and never being able to make the step up such is the gulf in our FC cricket in comparison to international cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon786 View Post
    I agree that not every player who performs in the domestic system should be disparaged particularly ones that are up and coming. However, there are some players that are only good for performing domestically and never being able to make the step up such is the gulf in our FC cricket in comparison to international cricket.
    Therein lies our quandary. How do we judge a player like Sahibzada? If not on domestic then what else?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Well look his performance is good in the domestic comps and he was excellent in Pakistan Cup so that's why there is attention on him.
    well we know he can smack pakistan second string attach of ehsan adil and sohail khan ,... that can't be a bad sign

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    What has Sahibzada Farhan & Ahmed Shahzad have in common?

    The both admire the same Pakistani role model

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    One to keep an eye on in the coming years especially if Sharjeel receives a long ban.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza_ View Post
    Indeed, I hope he is not let to regress in domestic like Nauman and works with professionals asap.
    What exactly happened to the likes of Nauman Anwar and Mukhtar Ahmed? Seem to have disappeared, even though both are still pretty young. So much wasted talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    I did mention him during QEA and I did write that he played some steady knocks on tough wickets where most of his teamates failed but He did not kick on hence he scored 3 or 4 fifties but no hundred. Still he throws it away after scoring a fifty.

    This analysis was only based on spreadsheets and critically analysing the opposition pace batteries.


    I have only watched him bat in PC and he has looked better than all other batsman. I see technique, posture, timing and shot range in a batsman and he ticks most boxes whereas I don’t see these qualities in a 50 averaging List A batsman.


    Now the thing is that How did he make PC ? Credit for this goes to Wajahatullah Wasti. Since he has been in Selection Committees he has picked KPK players who have performed well for domestic tournaments aswell as Pakistan A. Examples are Israrullah, Iftikhar, Adil Amin, Rizwan, Zohaib Khan & Sahibzada Farhan. This indeed is the job of Selectors to give chances to players from there regions/provinces.


    Sahibzada needs to learn use of wrists and soft hands from Yousuf so that he curbs his dot balls and improves rotation of strike. No better person to teach him this than Yousuf and Yousuf will also teach him how to convert fifties into hundreds. Yousuf had this problem and Miandad & Woolmer helped him in this and his conversion rates improved.


    Have you heard any rumours about whether he will train with Yousuf?

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    I would pick him for the SL tour.

    These sport of players wont improve much in domestic cricket, it will only be through international cricket, a tours and the PSL that they will improve.

    I would at least now we can banish excuses of "inexperience"


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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    I would pick him for the SL tour.

    These sport of players wont improve much in domestic cricket, it will only be through international cricket, a tours and the PSL that they will improve.

    I would at least now we can banish excuses of "inexperience"
    Should be picked for SL Tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    I would pick him for the SL tour.

    These sport of players wont improve much in domestic cricket, it will only be through international cricket, a tours and the PSL that they will improve.

    I would at least now we can banish excuses of "inexperience"
    I would give him a chance in A-team and PSL.

    If he does well, then he can make the team in place of Azhar.

    Until then, Azhar is doing okay. He should be our other opener for now because we don't have any options at this position.

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    He looks a good prospect, but from what I've seen so far, his feet don't seem to move much and so he'll likely struggle on the international stage. Tbh here on out, anyone who comes into the team, has to be a very decent fielder too and we've all seen how much of a difference that can make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayyman View Post
    I would give him a chance in A-team and PSL.

    If he does well, then he can make the team in place of Azhar.

    Until then, Azhar is doing okay. He should be our other opener for now because we don't have any options at this position.
    Yeah its also the best that Azhar will ever do.

    He played a big part in this win and nothing can take this from him but we have to be real here and look at what can improve the side.

    If Fahkar goes early we are still incredibly one paced, and the batting order is still all over the place.

    I really hope in the near future we can get something like this

    1. Fahkar
    2. Sharjeel/Farhan
    3. Babar
    4. Haris - hope he comes back as the strokemaker, he is a clean striker of the ball
    5. Sarfraz
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    Will be disappointed if he doesn't get a PSL contract, and if he does I hope he is actually given a chance to perform (rather than just warm the bench).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    Yeah its also the best that Azhar will ever do.

    He played a big part in this win and nothing can take this from him but we have to be real here and look at what can improve the side.

    If Fahkar goes early we are still incredibly one paced, and the batting order is still all over the place.

    I really hope in the near future we can get something like this

    1. Fahkar
    2. Sharjeel/Farhan
    3. Babar
    4. Haris - hope he comes back as the strokemaker, he is a clean striker of the ball
    5. Sarfraz
    6. Talat
    7. Faheem
    Yea hopefully Farhan is given a chance before the next CT and he is in the squad for that tournament.

    So for 2021:
    1. Farhan
    2. Fakhar
    3. Babar
    4. Haris

    That's a solid top 4 on paper

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    Will be disappointed if he doesn't get a PSL contract, and if he does I hope he is actually given a chance to perform (rather than just warm the bench).

    he will get a contract regardless due to name recongiation and i dont begrudge the money, he deserves that for his tests performances alone, but he next to useless in t20s and would be a waste of space for any starting 11


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    Give this guy a proper exposure and proper guiding.

    The standard of our domestic is very low where the likes of Kamran rule. Only facing harder opposition can one understand he weak points and ares to improve upon.

    I hope he gets a PSL contract and makes it count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakistanigoneaussie View Post
    he will get a contract regardless due to name recongiation and i dont begrudge the money, he deserves that for his tests performances alone, but he next to useless in t20s and would be a waste of space for any starting 11
    I was talking about Sahibzada Farhan. PSL should be about developing youngsters who have shown potential to play T20s/ODIs.

    Not really fussed about whether Azhar Ali gets a PSL contract- it might help him develop his aggression for ODIs (looks like they will stick with him for now) and tests. That said, I don't think he even played a game under McCullum last year.

    Whilst he has improved in ODIs, and he performed very well in the final against India, he still finished with a CT strike-rate of 74.02. If he wants to stay in ODIs he needs to get that up to at least 85.

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    Sahibzada is a fantastic fantastic find.

    He is pure class. Sooner we get him in, the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
    I was talking about Sahibzada Farhan. PSL should be about developing youngsters who have shown potential to play T20s/ODIs.

    Not really fussed about whether Azhar Ali gets a PSL contract- it might help him develop his aggression for ODIs (looks like they will stick with him for now) and tests. That said, I don't think he even played a game under McCullum last year.

    Whilst he has improved in ODIs, and he performed very well in the final against India, he still finished with a CT strike-rate of 74.02. If he wants to stay in ODIs he needs to get that up to at least 85.
    I'm sorry replying to the wrong thread


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    Get him in the A team at least.


    A skilled hawk conceals its talons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Destroyer View Post
    Get him in the A team at least.
    @Chief Destroyer Inzi sahab kolon koi umeed lai jaa sakdi ayee?

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    khush huwa

    But seriously how can Shezzy be role model for anyone at this stage? Just shows how our standard have come down in last decade. Can't blame youngsters who have to look up to players currently playing for Pakistan and be like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mak36 View Post
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    Have you heard any rumours about whether he will train with Yousuf?

    No rumours. It is just a wish. Players like him can massively benefit from Yousuf. Farhan needs work on strike rotation.


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    Watched his latest interview. He has put on some muscle. Good to see that he is diet & training conscious.
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 19th June 2017 at 23:07.


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    Good prospect want to see him play for our A team and get selected for PSL, we need to invest in young players like him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    Watched his latest interview. He has put on some muscle. Good to see that he is diet & training conscious.
    @TalentSpotterPk Is he genuine 21?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza_ View Post
    @TalentSpotterPk Is he genuine 21?

    " Allah knows the best "


    I have some doubts but no accusations or allegations, hope he is genuine 21.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TalentSpotterPk View Post
    Watched his latest interview. He has put on some muscle. Good to see that he is diet & training conscious.
    How has he played so far in the Corporate T20 Cup? Scorecards for the Cup don't seem to be available online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    His innings in the Pakistan Cup final for those who missed it:

    his batting technique is not good enough for international cricket imo
    Last edited by Abdullah719; 19th July 2017 at 16:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    his batting technique is not good enough for international cricket imo
    His batting and shots are good enough.

    Will do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    his batting technique is not good enough for international cricket imo

    Just like Fakhar, Roy... fight ?

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    Lance Klusener 'If its in my arc, its out of the park'

    David Miller copied the phrase sand Sahibazada Farhan changed the phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamza_ View Post
    His batting and shots are good enough.

    Will do well.
    Consistency and runs say more than so called technique. And je was amazingly consistent in the Pakistan Cup. Four consecutive 50's then a century in the final. Not an Afridi impersonator.

    Speaking of the Cup, I still think Aslam would be a better opener than Azhar, if that is the kind of player one wants to have. Azhar is not more reliable than others, it is just that he makes batting look like more of a grind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    Consistency and runs say more than so called technique. And je was amazingly consistent in the Pakistan Cup. Four consecutive 50's then a century in the final. Not an Afridi impersonator.

    Speaking of the Cup, I still think Aslam would be a better opener than Azhar, if that is the kind of player one wants to have. Azhar is not more reliable than others, it is just that he makes batting look like more of a grind.
    We don't need a better player, We need the best one to wear green.

    Who is brave(Opener particularly), skilled and can actually contribute to the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srh View Post
    his batting technique is not good enough for international cricket imo
    Our domestic structure is not going to help himin developing a better technique. In fact it's going to do the exact opposite.

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    Hopefully he gets picked up by the new franchise Multan so we can see him getting recognized. PSL performances impact selectors. Get him in quick before he starts developing bad habits.


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    I have just noticed that Sahibzada Farhan was part of the 39 player camp held at the NCA in March (ie the camp that was held before the Windies tour). The list is available here: http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...kistan-cricket

    I presume he was selected on the basis of his Q-e-A performance. To put that in context, he was selected to take part in the camp before the PC had even begun (which is when he caught the attention of PP).

    Well done Inzi and the selection committee- great selection.

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    ^^^Come on that Halwa/Biryani eating Inzi can never make such a forward thinking selection...after all he coached Babar in Shalwar Kameez, how dehaati is that? :-P


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsee View Post
    ^^^Come on that Halwa/Biryani eating Inzi can never make such a forward thinking selection...after all he coached Babar in Shalwar Kameez, how dehaati is that? :-P
    Thats so cool by inzi i love it😀

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    Some PP experts will tell you Haroon Rasheed was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    Some PP experts will tell you Haroon Rasheed was better.
    Does he have a PSL contract? We need to go all out to sign him especially with the rattle manj on hiatus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsee View Post
    ^^^Come on that Halwa/Biryani eating Inzi can never make such a forward thinking selection...after all he coached Babar in Shalwar Kameez, how dehaati is that? :-P
    Yes of course, how could I be so silly? Coaching someone in your national dress is a heresy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Does he have a PSL contract? We need to go all out to sign him especially with the rattle manj on hiatus
    Pretty sure he's going to be highly sought after in this year's draft. We definitely need some reinforcements, retaining the entire squad when everybody else strengthened their teams was a big mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    Some PP experts will tell you Haroon Rasheed was better.


    And Inti, Wasim Bari, Zakir Khan, and many more!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Does he have a PSL contract? We need to go all out to sign him especially with the rattle manj on hiatus
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    Pretty sure he's going to be highly sought after in this year's draft. We definitely need some reinforcements, retaining the entire squad when everybody else strengthened their teams was a big mistake.
    Yes, I am sure he will be highly sought after his consistent performances- that said a good T20 Cup wouldn't hurt him!

    Also, Rattle Manj?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsee View Post
    And Inti, Wasim Bari, Zakir Khan, and many more!
    Don't forget when Ijaz Butt was PCB chairman!

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    Get him in the A squad at least

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    Pak A hasn't played a single match in more than a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRsohail View Post
    his whole interview summarizes tha flawed domestic system...look if fakhar has not backed him and azhar ali was not in wi he would have not played here..and the poino that my coaches wanted me to change my approach..this is so bad....t
    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    This has been the case with Pakistan cricket for many years. Players are found more by luck than judgement. And then when a player does well, every Tom, Dick and Harry wants credit for discovering the player.
    I certainly agree with your wider point about the flaws in the domestic system. However, it's worth noting Inzi had already selected Sahibzada for a training camp in March (the one held just before the Windies series), based on Q-e-A performances. So he was certainly on their radar even before the PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    Great stuff, positive that he's in form and justifying the investment thus far


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    It is better if a rising player lets his bat do the talking instead of his mouth because then he puts unnecessarily pressure on himself to perform.

    The statement being attributed to him sound like what Sehwag will say. Sehwag first performed at International level and they made such statements. Sahibza Farhan on the other hand is not even an International player yet.
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