ISLAMABAD - Immad Wasim wants to establish him as a complete all-rounder across all the formats of the game and does not want the tag of a specialist of the shorter version of the game only.

“I have a long career ahead and looking forward to serve the national team with my improved performances. I don’t want to be known just as an ODI or T20 specialist. Like every cricketer, I also want to play Test cricket and I am looking forward to get a chance in upcoming Test series against England in November,” said the 26-year-old all-rounder.

Immad said his hard work and consistent performances in the domestic circuit for the last seven years that led to his selection for the national team.

“I always target small goals first and then look towards bigger targets. Wasim Akram was and would always remain an ideal for me. I want to become a complete all-rounder like him. I always took criticism in positive manner,” he said

He said his specialty is to bring the ball inside, which is almost unplayable and he was still working to improve his delivery to make it sharper.

Immad said he could bat at any number as per team’s requirement and just want to play the lead role in helping his country to win and to the ICC charts across all the formats.

He fully backed coach Waqar Younis for his tough approach and said his tough training proved a great help for the team and had brought improvements in players.

The all-rounder said he was expecting a call from selectors since long and was fully prepared for the task. “I was prepared to represent Pakistan and was not feeling any pressure when the day finally came. I had faced similar pressure situations countless times in my long domestic career and always delivered when it matters most and was fully confident to deliver.”

Immad, who won many hearts with his last over six against Sri Lanka in second T20 to clinch series for Pakistan, said he was confident that he would win it for the team.

“When Irfan came to the crease, I was dead sure he could provide me the single and I would get a chance to finish off the match with a victory,” he recalled. Immad said he would always cherish those moments but it was now past and he was fully focused on his game for the upcoming domestic and national duties.