Performing in HBL PSL can double your confidence: Sharjeel


Karachi Kings’ opener Sharjeel Khan, during a post-match interview after his blistering century against Islamabad United on Wednesday, claimed that good performances in the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) can double the confidence of a player.

The 31-year-old revealed that he was feeling really good after his recent performance and hoped to carry his fine form in the remaining matches of the HBL PSL 6.

“I am thankful to Allah that I could play such a knock. I was waiting for such an innings from myself, an innings that would bring back my confidence completely. I am feeling really good now. I am now even more confident in terms of batting. I will try to carry this forward. I scored the first century in the HBL PSL for Islamabad and now I have scored my second century against them. I feel really good,” Sharjeel said.

“I have had a great season. I have been in good touch and have been playing a lot, but this (HBL PSL) is a platform that can double your confidence. I don’t think there are any doubts left after playing at this platform. I will keep trying to play this way for my team and continue my form,” he added.

The hard-hitting opener stated that one player could change the entire complexion of the game in a Twenty20 (T20) encounter.

“In the T20 format, one player can change the entire game. We bowled well, but also didn’t (in some cases). We will talk about our mistakes and try to minimise them in the future. It is a T20 tournament with good matches and great competition. All teams are equal. We will try to do well in the future,” he said.

“We will try to do what we did last year. We started well and won the first game. The tournament is only in its initial stage. Many changes will come as far as which side goes up or down the table. We will try to give our 100 percent in each game,” he added.

Sharjeel revealed that he had a good relationship with fellow batsman Babar Azam based on years of playing together in the same side.

“I have a great combination with Babar. We have played in domestic cricket together as well with ZTBL. We played together for Karachi Kings last time as well. We have had a great relation for the last five to six years. As batting partners, we both enjoy each other’s company,” he concluded.

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