New Delhi, Aug 29 (Online): Pakistan batsman Sami Aslam has revealed that he draws inspiration from India’s swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli for his consistency.
The 20-year-old Pakistan batter pointed out that the Indian Test skipper takes nothing for granted and plays every innings with same determination as the previous one, a report in PakPassion.net quoted him as saying.
Aslam, who has a great respect and admiration for Kohli, believes the latter had been performing incredibly in all the formats of the game, which in turn inspires the youngster to perform at the highest level.
Pakistan team management picked Aslam to open the batting against England for the crucial third Test match, which the Alastair Cook-led side won by 141 runs at Edgbaston.
The left-hand batsman played two splendid knocks of 82 and 70 under immense pressure, thus earning unconditional praise from experts and fans alike for his composure and technique.
Besides Kohli, Aslam also said India’s legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s speech inspires him to keep improving his game.
Aslam, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in August 2015, said he always recalls Tendulkar saying, even while playing his last Test match, that he was still learning and trying to improve.
Aslam’s impressive return also saw him make way to the Pakistan ODI squad against England.