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Excessive self-confidence affected performance, Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman, the opening batsman of the national team, has said that his performance deteriorated due to excessive self-confidence and he has worked hard during the lockdown, thanks to which he will try to perform well against England.

Speaking at an online press conference on Tuesday, the opening batsman said, “2018 has been a good year for me and unfortunately in 2019, I did not live up to the expectations I had at all, even though I did my best.” But from that bad time I learned a lot and worked on my flaws, now I will try to perform well in the upcoming series.

“A year or two went very well, but last year was not so good, but I have the hard work that I am doing,” he said.

In response to a question, Fakhr said that England’s wickets are especially helpful for batsmen especially in July-August as it gets hotter there.

“We will try to make the most of the new rules because of Corona in cricket and if the batsmen get help we will be happy as batsmen,” he said.

He said that all are professional players and they will come up with some way to polish the ball, these new rules will not make much difference and the biggest thing in the current situation is that cricket is starting again. Is.

“Due to the busy schedule of international tours, I did not have enough time to work on my shortcomings. It is difficult when there is another problem, including technique or fitness, and during this lockdown, I did not I have been trained that I will be able to perform better than my previous performance.

The opening batsman said that the three T20 matches against England are very important and with these matches my career can go in any direction.

Admitting his mistake on the decline in performances, he said, “I was overconfident because even in domestic cricket, I was not already aggressive from the over, but took a little time.”

“I would like to give credit to Mickey Arthur. When I first went, he said, ‘I want to play cricket with a free mind, without any tension at all.’ No matter how big the batsmen become, you can’t hit the new ball with the first ball.

“I was over-confident and didn’t play a lot of balls the way I should have, and that’s why I’ve worked more on mental skills than my technique,” said Fakhr Zaman. And now when you see me playing, I look very changed.

On the question of not bowling despite his ability to spin, Fakhr Zaman said that when I joined the team, I got very little bowling because of all-rounders like Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Emad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz. But being a low spinner in the A team gave me a chance.

The hero of the Champions Trophy 2017 final said that playing Test cricket for Pakistan will always be a dream, no matter what anyone thinks of me as a T20 or ODI player but I will always prefer Test matches so that I For a long time, I will play Test matches for the country and prepare in a way that is best for the test and I am preparing myself for a five-day match.

“The last series against Sri Lanka was not good but I have worked hard on myself for international cricket, I will try to do well because this is my low back series and My whole career is connected with these three matches.

It may be recalled that Fakhr Zaman, the opening batsman who became a hero overnight by scoring a century against India in the 2017 Champions Trophy, especially in the final, performed well in the first year and a half and became the first batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket for Pakistan. Had become hawks.

However, due to irresponsible batting, his batting continued to decline and he could not perform well and then he was dropped from the national team after poor performance in the series against Sri Lanka and Australia.

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