ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's up and coming all-rounder Immad Wasim had his steel rod removed from left hand’s ladyfinger on Tuesday evening and was feeling no pain in his hand so far.

While talking exclusively with The Nation, Immad said he was feeling quite comfortable at least for the moment. “I feel no pain and will depart to Lahore to join National Cricket Academy where doctor Asad would have a detailed checkup. I am not sure about the status of my recovery until and unless I start practice again in a day or two. If I remained pain free during bowling and batting, then I hope I would be able to join the Pakistan T20 squad. I still have a week time before the T20 series against England starts.” He said in case he failed to clear the fitness test for England series then he would try to get fitness level for the Bangladesh Premier league (BPL), where he would be the part of the same team from which Chris Gayle would be seen in action.

Immad said he was quite frustrated to be a mere spectator in the England series and hoped it may prove a blessing in disguise.

When asked about national teams poor showing in the second ODI and who is to blame for, Immad said it was still too early and we must not start blaming players or management as there was still lot of cricket left. “I am sure players are more than capable of bouncing back and get something out of the series.”

When asked about what was he doing during injury lay off, Immad said: “I underwent light training and praying for the national team’s success. I would have loved to be the part of all three formats but injury has sidelined me.”

He said it would be great experience for him to play in the BPL if I he didn't manage to book ticket for T20 series. On Pakistan-India series, Immad said it was not in players hands and if government permits and BCCI aggress to play bilateral series he would love to give them a tough time and show them that Pakistan are the best team not only in Asia but a force to be reckon within international cricket. “If the series doesn't take place even then we still have series against New Zealand and then the mega World T20 Cup next year. I am setting my sights on playing key role in helping green caps perform exceptionally,” Immad concluded.