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Qalandar opener Fakhar credits success to 'fearless' McCullum

Man of the match tonight, Lahore Qalandars Fakhr Zaman chats with #PSL2017 Read more:

Posted by Geo News English on Thursday, February 16, 2017

SHARJAH: The young batting sensation from Lahore Qalandars, Fakhar Zaman, has credited his PSL team skipper, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand for his recent success in the second edition of Pakistan Super League.

26-year old Fakhar has scores of 11, 5, 33 and 56 in four games of PSL and is among top five runs scorers in the second edition of the league with 105 runs from four innings.

Talking to after his innings of 56 against Karachi Kings at Sharjah on Thursday, Fakhar said that sharing the dressing room with batting geniuses like Brendon McCullum and Jason Roy has helped him improve his approach.

“Jason and McCullum have helped me a lot,” said Fakhar.

“They always give me useful tips which helped me boost my batting confidence. I was interested to know about their training and all, and they have been very helpful to me,” said the left-handed opening batsman.

Fakhar credited his captain Brendon McCullum for change in his approach, saying that he was advised by the captain to play fearless cricket.

“In our first meeting, Brendon told us to play fearless cricket, and be like a Qalandar should be. Brendon himself is a Qalandar and when the captain is one fearless and selfless qalandar, then everyone in the team would be like Qalandar,” said Fakhar.

The Karachi batsman, who had a great domestic season for HBL as well, has now set his eyes on wearing the Green shirt and represent Pakistan at the top level.

“A lot of people are saying that I might get a call from selectors to play for Pakistan. I am confident that my performance will be rewarded and I am ready for that,” he aimed.

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