LAHORE: Pakistan’s recently chosen opener Abid Ali has communicated a desire to meet his object of worship Sachin Tendulkar, and trusts that in spite of stressed political relations between the two nations, the incredible batsman will give him an embrace and a couple of batting tips at one month from now’s World Cup.
The 31-year old has been a productive run scorer in residential cricket and broke into the national one-day squad for the World Cup in the wake of crushing a century on his presentation against Australia in Dubai a month ago.
Abid is nearly a similar tallness as Tendulkar and bats in a comparable style, however has far to coordinate the Indian maestro’s incredible record of most Test runs (15,921), most one-day runs (18,426), most Test hundreds (51) and most one-day hundreds of years (49) to give some examples.
“It’s my desire and expectation that I meet Sachin Tendulkar,” Abid told a gathering of writers.
“Certainly, I might want to embrace him and I am certain that simply like every extraordinary player meet adolescents I am certain that he won’t turn me down.
“I am certain that on the off chance that I need to get any data on cricket from Sachin, he will give a positive answer.”
Abid said it will be an essential day when he meets his godlike object.
“It will be the greatest day in my life when I meet him (Tendulkar) in light of the fact that he was a standout amongst the best batsmen.
“West Indian Viv Richards was likewise an extraordinary so I need to meet all the incredible players and gain from them,” said Abid.
Strains among India and Pakistan rose to a close war level since the February 14 assault in Pulwama. India asserted it reacted with an assault on an activist base in Balakot, Pakistan, which was trailed by Pakistan closing down its airspace and later shooting down two Indian flying corps planes, catching a pilot.
The Indian pilot was later discharged as an indication of altruism and harmony.
There were calls tat India ought not play the 2019 World Cup coordinate with Pakistan planned for Manchester on June 16.
In spite of the harshness, players from the two sides appreciate agreeable relations.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli exhibited his bat to Pakistan’s quick bowler Mohammad Amir amid the World Twenty20 in India three years prior as an indication of energy about his ability.
Abid Ali said he had pursued Tendulkar’s batting style from his initial days.
“As a matter of fact I have pursued Sachin’s method from the very beginning of my profession and subsequent to watching him I endeavored to play like him. He was an incredible player, much the same as our own Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf.
Abid Ali said he will do his best to be known as a decent batsman
“I will put forth a valiant effort as and when I get an opportunity to play for Pakistan and become famous.”