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ICC World Cup 2019: Abid Ali Wants to Hug and Take Batting Advice from Sachin Tendulkar 

ICC World Cup 2019: Abid Ali Wants to Hug and Take Batting Advice from Sachin Tendulkar
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It is a dream of every young aspiring cricketer to meet his idol. Pakistan’s opener Abid Ali, who was able to get his place in the World Cup squad has one such similar dream of meeting his batting idol, Sachin Tendulkar. In fact, Abid Ali wants to take batting advice from the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar had a great record while playing in the World Cups. Sachin was one of the most consistent batsmen in the World Cup event and Abid Ali wants to take a cue from Tendulkar’s book.

Sachin Tendulkar, India-Pakistan, World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar. Image Courtesy: Getty

Ali wants to take a cue from Tendulkar’s book.

Tendulkar had amassed 2278 runs in the World Cup event in the 45 matches he played. The talismanic batsman is the highest run-getter in the ODI showpiece and scored his runs at a staggering average of 56.95 and struck 15 fifties and six hundred.

Consequently, Abid Ali has a long time wish of meeting the former great.

“It’s my wish and hope that I meet Sachin Tendulkar,” Abid said.

“Definitely, I would like to hug him and I am sure that just like all great players meet youngsters I am sure that he will not turn me down.

“I am sure that if I want to get any information on cricket from Sachin, he will give a positive reply.”

Ali believes the day he will meet Sachin Tendulkar would be the happiest day of his life. Pakistan batsman stated that he wants to meet all the great players and learn from them. Former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards is also on the meeting list of Ali.

 

“It will be the best day in my life when I meet him (Tendulkar) because he was one of the best batsmen.

“West Indian Viv Richards was also great so I want to meet all the great players and learn from them,” said Abid.

On the other hand, Ali revealed that he tried to emulate Sachin Tendulkar’s technique from day one of his career. Ali also likened Tendulkar with the likes of Pakistan greats Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf.

Sachin had a prolific World Cup record.

“Actually I have followed Sachin’s technique from day one of my career and after watching him I tried to play like him. He was a great player, just like our own Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf

“I adopt their good things and leave any bad thing. If I meet him I will try to talk to him and get some advice, mentally and technically, so that it helps me improve my batting.”

Abid Ali still has a long way to go in his career. The right-handed opening batsman had scored a fine hundred of 112 runs on his debut against Australia. He has only played two One Day Internationals and will like to play a good role in Pakistan’s success in the World Cup.

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