Sohail Khan Believes Micky Arthur Has Helped Him Become a Better Player
Pakistan has always enjoyed an abundance of talent in their fast bowling department. The country has always had bowlers who can bowl at over 140 Km/ph at a consistent level. A current lot of Pakistani bowlers include the likes of Mohammed Amir, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan, Usman Shenwari and worlds number one bowler right now Hasan Ali.
The right-arm fast bowler Sohail Khan could have been in this list as well had he not been so vulnerable to injuries and inconsistent bowling. The right arm fast bowler last played for the Pakistani team when the World XI toured Pakistan for a three-match T20 series. Sohail played just one match but was unable to impress the selectors and was dropped from the team.
He last donned the Pakistani jersey in Tests or ODI’s format was in 2016 before being dropped from the team. He has been working hard to get back to the team, but national team coach Micky Arthur feels it is too late for the bowler to make a comeback to the national team as players ten years younger to him are performing well.
Sohail said that had he been working with current coach Micky Arthur 10 years ago, it would have been better for him. He said:
“It is Mickey who has polished me the most, He has taught me how I should work for my comeback. My Yoyo test result is 19.1. This is why I made a comeback against the World XI, I want to prove myself like Misbahul Haq, Younis Khan, [Mohammad] Hafeez and Shoaib Malik and play longer.”
Arthur had earlier told that it was too late for Sohail to make a comeback to the team and he is a decade older to make such a comeback. He said:
“I and Sohail enjoy good relations and I admire the hard work Sohail has been doing. He has altered his mindset and has been bowling well, but I keep telling him that he is 34-years-old now while we have got many younger players who are playing really good cricket at 23 and 24 years of age. Unfortunately, that is the harsh truth. The systems might have failed him long ago, but if ten years ago he had done what he is doing right now, then who knows how big an international player he would have become.”
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