LAHORE - The stylish right-handed batsman Yasir Hameed has revealed that he has not performed up to the mark in the on-going President’s Trophy due to his mother’s illness but vows to make come back in the national team soon.
The 34-year-old cricketer hails from Peshawar, is a true product of Pakistan’s domestic cricket, making his first-class debut in 1996-97 and performing exceptionally well for multiple seasons before making his way to international cricket in 2003.
Hameed 25 tests and 56 ODIs for Pakistan and scored more than 3500 runs with five centuries and registered centuries in each innings on his Test debut against Bangladesh at the Karachi’s National Stadium.
However, some inconsistent performances led to Hameed’s ouster from the Pakistan team. He was given a chance to revive his international career during the tour of England in 2010, but was dropped once again because of a controversial secret interview to the News of the World.
Yasir has been doing brilliantly in domestic cricket since then but is yet to regain the trust of the board. In the current season he looked off-colour, failing to score a single half-century.
Hameed is hoping that the selectors will consider him for the upcoming tours of India and South Africa, taking into account the right-hander’s brilliant first-class record.