Left-handed batsman Zeeshan Ashraf, who made his second half-century in the PSL, said he is playing with the same goal that his name comes to the national team for the T20 World Cup. And he will perform so much that his name for the World Cup will surely come.
Zeeshan Ashraf, aged 27, from Okara, Punjab, attracted everyone’s attention during the recent domestic cricket season and was included in the Silver category for the PSL Draft. Under the new Wild Card Entry Act, Multan Sultans picked Zeeshan Ashraf in the Silver to Diamond category.
Zeeshan Ashraf was unlucky against the Lahore Qalandars in his debut match and was dismissed for four runs, but in the second match, he batted aggressively against Islamabad United and scored 50 runs off 29 balls with four fours and three sixes.
Zeeshan says that I have to follow the plans of coaches. I am an opener, but being played at number five, I have to play accordingly, first I thought maybe I wouldn’t succeed. But I adjusted myself and played good innings.
He says I have no competition with anybody. Kamran Akmal is a great batsman. He scores runs in every PSL. He has his own game and luck and I have my own. Zeeshan Ashraf looks determined and optimistic that he will make it to the team for the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia this year.
He says that I am a stroke player, not a power hitter. My only goal is to score so many runs and perform so much that my name will be in the team for the World Cup and my aim will be fulfilled.