Quetta’s Bismillah dreaming to play for Pakistan

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Karachi—Opener Bismillah Khan was so inspired and motivated after his debut half century for Quetta Gladiator in Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Dubai that he was now eyeing to play in national team in future.
“The way I was given the confidence and boost. It brought the best of me”, he told a group reporters in Dubai on Thursday.
“There was no pressure what so ever despite presence of some big names around him,” he commented.
“Players, team officials, management and captain supported and boosted me and that leads me to perform well,” he commented.
“They asked me to play my natural game and I treated it a club match and it benefited me,” he remarked.
The 25-year-old Bismillah – a lone Quetta warrior in Gladiator team smashed a dazzling 55 off mere 30 balls with ten sizzling fours and one six against Lahore Qalandar.
Bismillah enjoyed the company of former England batsman Kevin Pietersen at the crease.
Pietersen, encouraged and patted him during his stroke play and hugged him when he completed his enterprising half century.
He said they play on poor grounds and sub-standard conditions in Balochistan. But imposing Dubai International Stadium was a great venue and place for him to excel.
Bismillah said reposing confidence by on him was lot to him and that matters a lot in building your career.
Emerging Bismillah a wicketkeeper/batsman made his first class debut when only a teenager in 2009 have featured in 50 first class games scoring 2259 runs with two centuries and 14 fifties and made 711 runs in 33 T20 matches with average of just over 27.—APP