Friday Apr 30, 2021
Off-spinner Sajid Khan was over the moon after making his debut for Pakistan on Thursday in first of the two Tests against Zimbabwe in Harare, The News reported.
The 27-year-old was handed his first Test cap by captain Babar Azam before the start of first day’s play at Harare Sports Club.
In a video shared by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB, Sajid said his hard work paid off finally.
“A lot of hard work is behind this. I can’t express my feelings right now,” he said. “It has been a journey of 13-14 years as I played under-16, college cricket, under-19, first-class cricket for Peshawar.”
The bowler acknowledged the support he got from his family. “It’s a proud moment for me. My mother will be the happiest person back home as she prays a lot for me,” he said.
Sajid became the 244th player to represent Pakistan in Test cricket. He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2020-21 Quaid-e-Azam trophy as he bagged 67 wickets at 25.08.