Pakistan middle order batsman Sohaib Maqsood has said he has grown as a cricketer after being overlooked for selection in the national side. Addressing reporters in Karachi, Maqsood stated he has put in a tremendous amount of effort on his fitness, temperament and shot selection.
The 32-year-old had a bright start to his international career but gradually was pushed away from the selection radar owing to his inconsistent form and below-par fitness standards. Following twin half-centuries in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy clash between Southern Punjab and Sindh, Maqsood hoped this would pave the way for his return to the Pakistan team.
“I know fitness and injuries have played an important role in making my career inconsistent. I have worked hard to improve my fitness and have recovered from injuries as well,” he said.
“I have also identified that I was making mistakes in shot selections. I worked hard to overcome my mistakes and now I am able to control my shots,” Maqsood added.