Usman Qadir, a Pakistan leg-spinner, is frustrated with the national selection committee for repeatedly overlooking him despite his impressive performances in domestic cricket.
Usman Qadir feels he hasn’t had consistent chances to showcase his match-winning abilities for the national team despite playing only 23 T20Is and one ODI.
Qadir expressed his disappointment with the lack of consistent opportunities, stating that he only gets to play one or two matches which do not provide clarity on his future with the team. He said, “I am not being given consistent chances.”
Despite the frustration, Qadir remains determined to work hard and make a comeback in the team soon. “However, I will keep doing hard work and will continue till the end,” he said.
Qadir also talked about his hard work and dedication to becoming an all-rounder in modern cricket. He is 29 years old.
Qadir values the status of being an all-rounder in modern cricket and is working hard on his batting skills. He said, “The status of an all-rounder in today’s cricket is very valuable… you will see the positive result of my hard work in the near future.”
Qadir also discussed the frustration of being left out of the team and shared some advice from his father, the legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.
Qadir acknowledged that being left out of the team can be heartbreaking and shared advice from his father to perform so well that he cannot be excluded. He said, “My father always used to say… But it’s a part of life.”
Qadir praised Usama Mir for his excellent performance in domestic cricket and stressed the importance of performing well in domestic cricket to earn a chance to play for the national team.
According to Qadir, performing well in domestic cricket deserves a chance to play international cricket, and this applies to players like Usama Mir, Shadab, and himself. He said, “I think those who perform well in domestic cricket… deserves the opportunity to play international cricket.”
Qadir praised Usama Mir for his exceptional performance with both bat and ball in domestic cricket and wished him good luck, adding that he is good enough to play international cricket.
Qadir remains committed to working hard and making a comeback to the Pakistan cricket team, despite his frustrations with the lack of consistent opportunities.
This is published in logicalbaat, on 05 April, 2023.