Pakistan player Fakhar Zaman has made a hilarious comment about Pakistan’s economy in a recent interview. Notably, the US Dollar has lately made huge and rapid gains against the Pakistani Rupee. Thus, Pakistan’s aggressive batter Fakhar Zaman has joined in, saying that he hopes the dollar does not shatter his 210-run record.
“I want the dollar not to break my 210 runs record,” Zaman responded to a question by a reporter ahead of their series against West Indies. Referring to his spectacular innings against Zimbabwe in 2018, when Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 244 runs, Fakhar Zaman scored an unbeaten 210 from 156 balls. This stunning performance helped him break the record of Pakistan’s legendary batter Saeed Anwar, who had the highest ODI score of 194 by any Pakistani batter. Zaman also became the only Pakistani batter to hit a double century in a 50-over match.
The opening batter also discussed the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new pension rise for cricketers. He said, “An increase in the pension of former cricketers is welcome. The welfare of cricketers should be a priority at senior and junior level.”
Fakhar, speaking on Pakistan’s preparations for the forthcoming ODI series against the West Indies, stated that he will do his best to be the top scorer. Pakistan is preparing to host the West Indies for a three-match One-Day International series. The series will begin on June 8th, with all three matches taking place at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Zaman began his daily net practise at the High-Performance Centre (HPC) in preparation for the next international season, while the PCB has invited about 60 players in two batches to attend the two-week fitness camps.
The Pakistan team is also preparing to play in the 20-20 World Cup later this year in Australia. The previous edition saw Babar Azam’s team reach the semi-final, only to lose to Australia. On the 23rd of October, they will play their first game in the 2022 edition against arch-rivals India. It is to be noted that the men in green had beaten India during their encounter in the 20-20 WC 2021.