Pakistan’s test batsman Azhar Ali said that all-rounder Faheem Ashraf’s batting improved after working with former cricketer Mohammad Yousuf, The News reported today.
The 36-year-old is currently participating in a month-long camp at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore.
He appreciated the presence of the former cricketers in the camp under whom he is learning to address the shortcomings in his game.
“We are benefitting from the coaching of Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf. It is a good opportunity to learn from their experience,” he said while talking to media in Lahore.
“Faheem Ashraf’s batting also improved after working with Mohammad Yousuf in the High-Performance Center.”
Azhar said that there were a few things he identified during the South African series that he needed to work on. “There is no domestic cricket going on right now, so this is a perfect chance for us to work on our weaknesses,” he said.
The former Test captain also said that there is a huge gap between first-class players and international ones. “It’s obvious we need to cover a lot of gap between first-class and international cricket,” he said. “But patience is the key while forming an opinion regarding players as they should be awarded full opportunity at the highest level to prove themselves.”
Azhar backed Pakistan’s limited-overs team to do well in South Africa as they are scheduled to play three ODIs and four T20Is next month.