World cricket has seen some of the greatest all-rounders over the years with the likes of Sir Garry Sobers, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Lance Klusener, Jacques Kallis, Shane Watson and Andrew Flintoff.

Pertinently, becoming an all-rounder is one of the most difficult things in cricket and to have equal skills in both the departments is even tougher.

Jacques Kallis, Hussain Talat, Pakistan South Africa, PSL,
Hussain Talat poses for a photograph. Image Courtesy: Web

Emerging cricketers from all around the world try and emulate their idols and become like them.

One of them is Pakistan’s 21-year-old upcoming talent Talat who plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.

Talat says that he wants to play like Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson, who respectively played for their country.

Jacques Kallis, Hussain Talat, Pakistan South Africa, PSL,
Talat was the part of IU under Misbah-Ul-Haq. Image Courtesy: PSL

In an interview to Pakpassion, Hussain Talat said, “I am convinced that I can perform an important role for my side as a batting all-rounder who can hold his own as a proper batsman in the top order. What I wish to do is to become an all-rounder who plays in the top-order, and to perform a role which is very similar to what Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson did for their teams.”  

Jacques Kallis, Hussain Talat, Pakistan South Africa, PSL,
Image Courtesy: Twitter

Talat also added, “I have had good experience as an opening batsman in One-Day games and in Twenty20 games I have played from the 3rd to the 7th batting positions. However, my aim is to establish myself in any side as a proper recognised batsman who can play in the 4th or 5th batting position for his team.”

He concluded by saying “I am absolutely in good shape to join the national side if I am selected.”

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