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‘Look at how their batsmen perform’ – Zaheer Abbas urges Pakistan to learn from India

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by Wisden Staff 2-minute read

Zaheer Abbas, the former Pakistan batsman, has urged the current crop of Pakistan players to observe and learn from their Indian counterparts, citing Rohit Sharma as an example to follow.

The Pakistan great, who was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, stressed on the need for the curren team to “learn from the opposition” and implement it in their own game . Abbas praised the fact that one of the Indian batsmen invariably steps up when the team’s in trouble, saying he wants the current Pakistan batting line-up to adopt a similar approach.

He further added that previous Indian batsmen learned the technique of holding on to one end, and score big runs, from Pakistan players and “now it’s time we have to learn something from them”.

“You look at how their (India’s) batsmen perform nowadays,” Abbas said on Cricket Baaz. “Whenever the team is in trouble, somebody comes and scores. This is what I want Pakistan to learn.

“They (India) have learned this from us. What we taught everyone has been picked up very well but now it’s time we have to learn something from them. [Sunil] Gavaskar used to say that ‘you should always learn from the opposition too’.

“If you say that Rohit Sharma is good. Then you should learn from him. Watch him, see how plays, observe his technique. I used to watch and learn from Hanif Mohammad, Rohan Kanhai. I didn’t go and train with them, I just learned after observing their batting.”

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