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Imran Nazir keen to make courageous comeback

Lahore - Courageous Imran Nazir has set his sights on reviving his career and climbing to the ladders on top cricket again after suffering five years on sidelines due to arthritis.


Talking to The Nation, flamboyant opener says he is keen to make a courageous comeback by representing Lahore Qalandars development squad as a team member. “I am 100 percent physically fit now and trying to regain my old form. I am eager to give out my best not only this tournament but also in the Pakistan Super League and hopefully, I will be able to book a berth in the national team.

“I have made a comeback three months ago to the game after recovering from the disease. I am really grateful to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Shahif Afridi foundation, who took care of me and helped me regaining my health. I am also thankful to Lahore Qalandars and especially Aqib Javed for giving me opportunity, which helped me in the nets to get back my old touch.”

He said that it’s a miracle that he is able to play cricket again. “I want to play very good cricket and want to deliver so that I may impress the selectors through my performances but I don’t know how long and at what level I will play. Aqib is proving a big help as he has selected me for Abu Dhabi event and now for Australia tour. It would help me to re-launch my career.

“I am also thankful to my fans, who prayed for me and want me to see play again. It is their love that motivates me. I have firm belief in Allah and His schemes. Although I have got no from many doctors that I could not recover from my disease yet I kept faith in Allah and he bestowed upon me with health. It is in Almighty’s hand how I could fare further in the sports.”

Committed Imran said that he would try to play good cricket and if got a chance to represent the country again, he would try to give his 100 percent. “It is everyone’s wish to represent the country at international level and I am also waiting for those moments, when I may represent the country and help the team score crucial victories. I am also eyeing playing PSL. I am again getting back to rhythm and I hope that you would soon see the old back of me.”