Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed has once again been drafted into the national side to make an impact in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka at Karachi. The hard-hitting batsman made his debut against England four years earlier but it proved to be a short-lived stint for him as he was discarded from the team.
Reflecting on his past performances, Iftikhar claimed to have learned from his mistakes and moved on from a mediocre start to international cricket. “I was a bit immature as a player back then when I first played for Pakistan. I had not bowled in competitive cricket that much, but since, I have not only worked on my bowling but on my batting as well,” he said.
He also revealed to have been getting guidance from the new head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq in trying to improve on his middle-order batting.
“I will look to spend more time at the crease and finish the innings for Pakistan as a middle-order batsman. I have learned a lot from Misbah-ul-Haq [Pakistan head coach and chief selector] about the art of middle-order batting. My aim is to prove myself,” Iftikhar promised.