Abid Ali had a great match against England. He showed that he is one of the key players for Pakistan and that with his help they can turn the score in their favor. "It was my last innings, and I was trying to give my best.
I was trying to play according to the team's requirement, build a partnership. As an opener, it is my job to see off the new ball and spend as much time as possible at the crease. I was successful with that. My target was to be at the crease for the entire day, and I broke it down into little targets - taking it by the hour.
The weather also was with us but I was playing with a positive mindset. It wasn't much about the score but doing what's best as per the team's requirement," said Abid, as quoted by cricbuzz The main goal as he said is to achieve victory, but also the most important thing is to build a partnership and a positive team spirit "It was definitely difficult, they had planned it.
But I had practiced earlier against it (short deliveries). If I get set then I'd be able to build a partnership. Obviously the opposition will bowl to a plan but I was prepared. I was only trying to deliver my best for the team and play as long as possible."
The Pakistanis are motivated to win against England
This time the weather was not good and it was difficult to play. However, it seems that the Pakistanis will not give up and want to win next time. "We have full confidence, we have one of our best players Babar Azam along with Azhar Ali still playing.
The weather is not in our hands but we're confident (of drawing the match)," added Abid. "Obviously it is one of the best bowling attacks and it was my first tour of England. Wherever I go, I like the challenge (of batting overseas).
I couldn't play a big innings but it's my job to perform with the bat and improve my game. Our management - Misbah bhai (head coach), Shahid bhai (assistant coach), Younis bhai (batting coach) - I've been working with them and have learnt a lot from them.
I'm looking forward to the future and hopeful that I can do even better and perform well for Pakistan when playing overseas," Abid said.