Karachi: Left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman believes the recently-concluded Pakistan Cup will definitely serve as a platform in developing the country’s cricket in the long run. “I think this tournament will definitely help cricket in this country. In the beginning of the tournament, even 285 was not easily chased, but then the teams realised that on this pitch, we can score more runs, which is why later in the tournament, teams managed to chase huge totals as well,” the Express Tribune quoted Zaman as saying. The 27-year-old, who led the runner-ups Balochistan in the tournament, said he was pleased to see a highly competitive summit showdown. Anwar Ali: Pakistan Cup is a real opportunity to impress selectors
Disappointed to lose the match against the Imad Wasim-led Federal Areas, Zaman said he was eager to guide his team to domestic tournament glory as he was representing Balochistan after a long time. “To be honest, I felt really good after such a competitive final. But since we lost the final and that too of such a big event, it is always disappointing, more so because after a long time I was representing Balochistan and I really wanted my team to win a major domestic tournament,” he added. Zaman, who made his debut for the national T20 side on the tour of West Indies, remained in fine form throughout the tournament having amassed 308 runs with the average of 61.20 — including one century and three half-centuries in five matches. Rasheed: PAK Cup to allow all players to perform in home conditions
Reflecting on his performance, the left-handed batsman said he was quite satisfied with his performance despite failing to make a cut in the finals. “As far as my personal performance is concerned, I am extremely pleased with it. Yes I missed out in the final, but that was because I was in fever, but apart from that I am satisfied with my performance,” Zaman said, who made just 10 runs during his side’s 10-wicket defeat against Federal Areas.