‘Hope I’ll get a 5-fer against India’
Pakistan fast bowler Usman Khan is on cloud nine. After starting his bowling career with impressive spells he continued his terrific form in the Asia cup and claimed three wickets against Hong Kong. And riding high on confidence he now hopes that he will pick a five-wicket haul against India when the two teams meet on September 19.
Players who do well in Ind-Pak match command respect: Usman
Speaking about India-Pakistan cricket matches, Usman said that it is a big game and players that do well in India-Pakistan games command a lot of respect. The Pakistan pacer said that he wants to perform well in the game and he got three wickets today, so he is hopeful against India he can get five.
At the same time, Usman spoke about India’s strengths. He said that India is the No.1 team and they have excellent players.
He also added that when Pakistan and India have a match, not just the players but also the crowd gets excited and his team is prepared well enough for this game.
Usman derails Hong Kong
After a shaky start, KD Shah and Aizaz Khan added 53 runs for the fifth wicket and brought stability in Hong Kong’s innings. But then Usman came back for his second spell and dismissed Aizaz. In the same over he picked two more wickets and derailed the opposition.
Hong Kong tried hard but there is no let up in the bowling with Pakistan. Were outgunned. Like the energy and pace of Usman Khan.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 16, 2018
Usman finished with three wickets for 19 runs in eight overs and inflicted major damage on Hong Kong.
After the game, the pace bowler said that the wicket was slow, but he was trying to bowl fast. With the new ball, he was going for wickets, but he didn’t get any. When he came on for his second spell, the ball was scuffed up, so he got reverse swing.
Twitter reactions on Usman’s performance against Hong Kong
— աαզαs 🇵🇰🏏 (@iCricketFreak) September 16, 2018
so Usman Khan will be playing against India , just picked 3 wickets in his one over !#PAKvHK
— Shahbaz Meo 🇵🇰 (@being_meo) September 16, 2018