Abid Ali stormed onto the international scene with a splendid century on debut against Australia in UAE. However, he suffered a first-ball dismissal in the next innings and failed in the sole innings against England ahead of the World Cup causing him to lose his spot in the squad.
Despite not getting a place in the lineup, Abid has vowed to work hard on his fitness, often cited as a reason for his exclusion.
With Mickey Arthur’s mantra of high standards of athleticism gaining traction in recent years, Abid’s slow reflexes mean there is still room for improvement in this aspect.
The 31-year-old has said he aims to train according to the team management and the National Cricket Academy coaching staff’s plan. He also reiterated his commitment to performing well whenever given the opportunity.