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Umar Siddiq grateful for Afridi and Malik’s mentorship
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Umar Siddiq grateful for Afridi and Malik’s mentorship

While there was a clear dearth of exceptional local batting talent in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), wicket-keeper batsman Umar Siddiq proved to be a ray of hope. Presenting his effective range of strokes and coupling them with an aggressive mode of batting, the proficient batsman recorded a decent outing in Pakistan’s biggest T20 extravaganza.

Recently, the Lahore born cricketer reflected on his PSL experiences as he showered heaps of praise on Multan Sultans for trusting his abilities. While he was picked by Islamabad United in 2016 edition of the tournament, Umar failed to get a game. However, this time the agile cricketer featured in 7 contests and amassed 169 runs at 24.14.

Sharing the dressing room with the iconic cricketers like Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi boosted the morale of the 26-year old player. Reliving his PSL days, Umar revealed that the aforementioned cricketers provided mentorship to him as they advised Umar a lot during all the crucial stages of the games. Moreover, he believes that this experience will stand him in good stead as he aims to register himself in the national squad of Pakistan.