Pakistan National Cricket Team has been the birthplace of a plethora of fast-bowling spearheads who have gone on to dominate the game in world cricket. Wakar Younis, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir are some of the names that have let the cricket ball do the talking for them.
Ever since cricket has become a popular game in the subcontinent, there can be no denying the fact that Pakistan has served as an arsenal of pace bowling battery who have had the reputation of destructing the batting line up of the global giants. From the 1980s, in particular, every generation of Pakistan cricket has witnessed a fast bowling icon.
Now, another pacer from Pakistan, Mahinder Pal Singh, has gone on to express his desire of playing for the nation, especially against arch-rivals, India, and the pacer dreams of becoming a national hero.
Young Pakistan Sikh Bowler Expresses His Desire Of Playing Against India And Becoming A National Hero
“It would mean so much to me to play for Pakistan against India at any level of cricket. If you ask any cricketer, he will say that he wants to play in high-pressure matches, the big occasions where the world is watching. India versus Pakistan is always a special occasion and I would love the opportunity to be a part of this occasion at some point in future in my cricketing career,” Mahinder Pal Singh told Pakpassion.net.
“I would love to be called a hero in a high-tempo match, against a strong opposition and watched by fans all around the world. I have relatives in Punjab in India; my aunt lives there along with many other relatives who we meet on a regular basis. As well as this, I have a lot of fans in India, especially from Punjab who always wish me well and say that if I ever play for Pakistan, they will support me and Pakistan in those matches,” said Singh, now in his early 20s.
Mahinder Pal Singh Opens Up About The Changes In Pakistan Cricket
“I last played Grade II in 2017, but unfortunately many players who were playing for departments have not been offered contracts or places with current teams. Only some of the players who were playing for these departments on a regular basis have been offered places in the current domestic teams,” said Singh.
“As I had only played the occasional match for my department, at district level or Grade II cricket, I didn’t really stand a chance in the current domestic set up. A lot of the time, I was given just the occasional end-of-season match to see what I could do. I hadn’t come through the under-16 or under-17 or under-19 levels, so people didn’t really know who I was and that’s why I’ve not been picked for any of the current domestic teams,” he explained.