Captaincy of Pakistan would be an Honor, Says Imad Wasim
All-rounder and Groom to be Imad Wasim, in an interview stated that an offer to captaincy his country would be an honor, but the final decision rests with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The 30-year-old, all-rounder Imad Wasim said he would not shy away from the leadership role, as he had never recoiled in a challenging task.
Imad Wasim Said that As a young cricketer, I always wanted to play for Pakistan and offer the captaincy would be an honor for me. However, this is something that the PCB must decide and would never go to them and ask for this position.
My job is to play cricket and if I’m given the responsibility to captain the team, it would be great, as I’ve never retired from a challenge, but if not, being a member of the team will be an honor for me.
Imad Wasim, all-rounder expressed his sadness after the departure of head coach Mickey Arthur on the national side but was hoping to work with him in the future.
Imad Wasim replied on Mickey Arthur that
Without a doubt, it’s sad to see Mickey Arthur quit the role of coach-in-chief, but that’s a decision the PCB made. I hope to have another chance to work with Mickey in the future, maybe on some domestic or league level.
Mickey did well on the Pakistan side, but that’s a PCB decision not to renew his contract and we all have to respect it and fulfill it, that’s how it is.
Imad Wasim stated that he had no intention of pursuing probation cricket because of his previous history of injury.
Imad Wasim further concluded that
Testing cricket is not something I would like to follow as part of my career. Because of my history of injury, I’d rather play white-ball cricket as I don’t think I can last the length of a test match.
Playing white-ball cricket is the best option for me and will also allow me to extend my career for longer and that way I can also serve Pakistan for a longer period.
On Mohammad Amir’s Test Retirement Wasim Stated
In my opinion, Mohammad Amir’s decision to withdraw from cricket Test is good. A lot of white-ball cricket is played around the world and if Amir can play longer in white-ball formats, he’ll also serve Pakistan longer. This would be a better option for Amir and Pakistan than he just playing a couple of seasons that include Trials and then retiring from the game early due to injuries.
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Wasim praised the PCB for its efforts to promote test cricket through increased wages for players of the longer format.
Wasim concluded that
I think PCBs have taken some impressive steps in the way they have designed Central Contracts to generously compensate test cricketers, ahead of players who are only good at white-ball cricket. This measure will surely attract young cricketers to take Try Cricket over White Ball Cricket.