Usman Khan’s record-breaking 100 was ‘herbal sport’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Super League (PSL), since its inception, has pulled out a number of cricketers from oblivion and taken them to the limelight.
This yr Usman Khan, who was now not recognized a lot previous, has were given the limelight after his fast century that got here simplest from 36 balls — the quickest within the historical past of PSL — towards Quetta Gladiators.
The Multan Sultans opener spoke to Geo News after his feat and mentioned that he had by no means even dreamt about scoring a century off 36 balls in T20 cricket and it simply took place within the drift.
“This was something I never thought of doing, I just played my natural game and it just happened in the flow. This wasn’t something I had planned,” Khan mentioned.
Usman mentioned he began his preliminary cricket in Sheikhupura however in an try to get a better platform, he moved to Karachi the place he was first spotted at Ramzan Cricket tournaments. He were given the risk to constitute Sindh’s second XI however by no means were given the chance within the first XI.
That made Usman get started fascinated with making an attempt his occupation abroad, and he moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Usman persisted to play in UAE. He was first picked via Quetta Gladiators in season 2021 and for them, he scored 81 on debut however he didn’t get a correct run there. He had additionally performed in T10 and Bangladesh Premier League.
His century in PSL will have introduced him to everybody’s realize, however Usman needs to proceed making an attempt his success in UAE.
“You know how things are in Pakistan. You play one season and next season you are out. I will continue to play in UAE because I feel that I can get the opportunity to play international cricket from UAE,” he mentioned.
“I have no regrets, no complaints. I don’t know what would’ve happened if I had gotten a proper chance here,” Usman mentioned.
The participant mentioned that he’s playing his time in Multan Sultans and is thankful to the franchise for the chance.
“I know that other openers on the side are much better than me, I was waiting for my opportunity, in the previous game I was unfortunate but yesterday, my hard work produced a result for me,” he mentioned.
“Rizwan had given me confidence and told me that I should continue playing my natural way. When I was in 80s, he told me to calm down but I said to him that let me play with the flow,” Usman published.
The cricketer mentioned that he by no means thinks about information and that the one factor on his thoughts when coming to bat is to present his highest for the workforce.
“Records are meant to be broken, I am happy that I have scored the fastest century in PSL but when I’ll erase this game from my memory when I go for the next game. I don’t keep the past in my mind, I look to the future,” he mentioned.
“Many people talk about Shahid Afridi but I am no way near to him, he is a legend,” Usman mentioned.
Replying to a query, the cricketer mentioned that his regimen is to coach for a minimum of 5 hours an afternoon and when a participant provides such time to the bottom, he most often turns into best possible in his shot variety.
“The only thing I want in my career is to become a good cricketer and be remembered in good words,” Usman concluded.