Friday, April 19, 2024

Saim Ayub Disappointed after Failing to Complete Half-Century

Young batsman Saim Ayub of the Pakistan cricket squad was “disappointed” after failing to reach 50 runs in the opening T20 game of the home series against New Zealand.

In the initial game on Friday, Saim reached his half-century but was run out after scoring 47 off 28. He entered the batting order while Pakistan was 30/2 after 4.2 overs. Saim and Fakhar added 79 runs off of 42 balls for the third wicket together.

Saim noted in an interview with local News following the match that it was challenging to bat against the new ball in the first phase of Pakistan’s innings and that the New Zealand bowlers performed admirably during the power play.

“My strategy was to play the shots on their merit, maintain my composure, and play as long as I could,” he stated. Saim remarked, “It is sad that I was unable to reach the halfway point, but it’s okay because my purpose was to help my team get out of a tight spot.

In the first T20I, the 20-year-old cricketer, who often bats as an opener, came to bat at number 4. He doesn’t care about his batting position, though. The only difference, in his opinion, is between a new and an old ball, and that occasionally works in my favour because I can bat even during power plays.

I can play at any position as needed by the team, and I can plan and carry out any number of tasks, he claimed. In response to a query, Saim stressed the need of using an aggressive style of batting in contemporary cricket.

“I believe that playing aggressive cricket is crucial if one wants to remain relevant in this day and age. The best cricket teams in the world play aggressive cricket as well, he claimed.

Saim said that learning a lot about batting while playing with Babar Azam in the Pakistan Super League. He showed me how to plan my batting strategy, and everyone can bat, he continued.

“You know, one can still make runs despite not putting much effort or planning, but what Babar taught me was how to read the game, how to understand the situation, and how to plan your innings, which was very helpful,” the young batter claimed.

When questioned about his objectives for the series, Saim responded that he wanted Pakistan to win 5-0 and to use his runs to help the team succeed.

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