Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan’s batter Asif Ali said I hit 100-150 sixes daily
Pakistan batter Asif Ali said that he devotes a lot of time to practising big hits. The right-hander is set to ply his trade in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Asif’s maiden assignment is most likely to be Pakistan’s high-voltage match against Rohit Sharma’s India on Sunday, August 28 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Asif admitted that he generally comes in to bat when the required rate goes above the 10-run mark. The batter was of the opinion that mastering the art of power-hitting needs a whole lot of practice.
“I bat on a position where an average of over 10 is required. For that, you need to hit big shots and that requires a lot of practice. I usually hit 100-150 sixes daily so that I can hit 4 to 5 in the match,” Asif Ali was quoted as saying in an interview with PCB.
The 30-year-old also said that he has quite a few shots in his repertoire and highlighted the importance of not being predictable by playing the same shots time and again.
“It depends on the match situation. When I come to bat in T20Is, there is always pressure on me. I try to hit the ball according to its line and length. I never think of playing the same shot again and again,” he added.
Asif made his T20I debut back in 2018 and has scored 435 runs from 39 matches at an average of 17.40 and a strike rate of 133.84 with a top score of an unbeaten 41.
In T20 cricket, the Faisalabad-born Asif has notched over 4000 runs with one century and 14 half-centuries.