ISLAMABAD - All-rounder Sohail Tanivr is very much optimistic about his chances in the national team for the coming Asia Cup and T/20 World Cup.

During an interview with The Nation Thursday, Sohail said: “No one could judge a bowler with only one bad over. It is true, it was not a good over that I bowled during the second One Day International against Sri Lanka, but people must also remember that other bowlers were also getting a rough ride form the batsmen and I bowled a very crucial over when 21 runs were required in the last three overs and I just gave away 5 runs at that important stage of the match. Previously my outstanding performances in the T20 Internationals were exceptional. I was the most economical and successful bowler in the shorter version of the game.”

“I am quite confident with my performances, I will bounced back again and reclaim my spot not only in the limited overs but also in the Test matches as well as it is always my top most priority to play longer version of the game. I had also showed glimpses of my batting and when all the players were getting out cheaply, I played sensibly and took Pakistan team score to a face saving defeat.”

Tanvir said he was leaving for South Africa on 9th to play domestic cricket with Harvard Lions and the much-needed domestic cricket would boost his confidence and help him in overcoming mistakes. “People should not judge players with one or two performances. My track record is better than majority of players and critics must understand that every player has a lean period and could get severe punishment from even relatively unknown batsman.

Anyhow, I am not defending myself. I would silence all my critics with unmatched performances. I had not taken even a single day off ever since my ouster from the national team. I am working harder and harder in the nets and working on both my bowling and batting and now I am feeling lot of difference. I had very much overcome on the past short comings and in the near future I will not disappoint team and masses,” Sohail concluded.