Asia Cup 2022: 'I hit 100-150 sixes daily,' shares Asif Ali

'Tape ball cricket helps me a lot in power-hitting,' said Asif Ali

By Web Desk
August 23, 2022
Source: ICC

LAHORE: Pakistan's hard-hitting batter Asif Ali shared that he hits 100-150 sixes daily while preparing for the upcoming T20 Asia Cup 2022. 

Asif trained at National High-Performance Center (NHPC) for the mega Asian event. 

In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Asif shared his mantra of power-hitting. "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," said Asif. 

"I usually hit 100-150 sixes daily so that I can hit 4 to 5 in the match," Asif shared. 

"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 maintained. 

While talking about the importance of playing tape ball cricket, Asif said it helped him in power-hitting. "Tape ball cricket helps me a lot in power-hitting. In Tape ball cricket, you have to play with a straight bat and still head which increases your concentration. Also, there are limited overs and you score big targets," he said. 

"Still today, whenever I get time, I play tape ball cricket," he concluded. 

Pakistan will start their T20 Asia Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals India on August 28 in Dubai. 

T20 squad players, who were in the Netherlands, have reached Dubai today in the morning. Asif alongside Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir and Haider Ali will reach Dubai today in the afternoon. 

Mohammad Hasnain, who replaced injured Shaheen Shah Afridi in the squad, will come from the United Kingdom.