LAHORE: Pakistani opening batsman Abid Ali has said that he is eager to meet Sachin Tendulkar and wants to get batting tips from the batting great.
Abid, who made his debut during the ODI series against Australia last month, scored a superb 112 in the fourth match, recording the highest score by a Pakistani batsman on ODI debut, idealizes Tendulkar and hopes soon he will get batting tips from the Indian legend. “It will be the best day in my life when I meet Tendulkar because he was one of the best batsmen,” said Abid while talking to the journalists here at PCB Headquarters.
“Definitely, I would like to hug him and I am sure that just like all great players meet the youngsters, he will not turn me down. I am sure that if I want to get any information on cricket from Sachin, he will give a very positive reply,” he said.
Abid, a prolific run-scorer in domestic cricket, also revealed that he loves Tendulkar’s batting style and also compared him with Pakistani greats Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf. “Actually, I have followed Sachin’s technique from day one of my career and after watching him, I tried to play like him.
“Tendulkar was a great player, just like our own greats Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf. I adopt their good things and leave any bad thing. If I meet him I will try to talk to him and get some advice, mentally and technically, so that it helps me improve my batting,” he added.