Sami looking to make his mark in World T20

KARACHI: Express fast bowler Muhammad Sami has said that he is looking forward to make his mark in World T20 Cricket Championship in West Indies.

“Its golden opportunity for me to prove myself. Under Shahid Afridi, who understand my strength to deliver my best in the West Indies,” Muhammad Sami said in an interview here on Tuesday.

“I am lucky and delighted to be back in the national fold,” he said. Muhammad Sami, who was among the reserves for the event was included in 15-member squad after injury to fast medium bowler Umer Gul.

“I have really worked very hard to improve my bowling in all brands of cricket after being out of Pakistan team for nearly two years.”

“I have developed variety in my bowling and wanted to help the country in retaining their title,” he remarked.

“During the training camp in Lahore boys played as a unit which he said was a great sign ahead of such a mega event,” Sami who is only among the two world bowlers to have performed a hat-trick in Test and One Day Internationals, he said.

“There will be some pressure on me as I will be playing my first T20 game during the global competition. But I know the conditions in Caribbean because of my past experiences and it will benefit me and team,” 29-year-old Sami admitted.

“Despite some pressure I am quite capable of adjusting in the faster version of the game. I got to bowl four good overs for the team,” he maintained.

He said he had previously played under the show of Shoaib Akhtar but this time he with Muhammad Aamir will lead the attack.

However he said T20 is highly unpredictable version of the game and a couple of errors can prove fatal and each and every player of the team have to contribute in the success of the team.

He said in Shahid Afridi Pakistan got an attacking captain, who likes to lead from the front and that will be key to success during the championship.

He said Pakistan team got a bunch of talented cricketer young and aspiring cricketers with experienced all-rounder Abdul Razzaq. He said Pakistan batsmen are capable to play their part and show their firepower in the competition.

Muhammad Sami said all the batsmen will take responsibility and accept the challenge to play for the team.