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ICC World Cup 2019 | Pakistan's Abid Ali Expresses Desire to Meet Sachin Tendulkar

Cricketnext Staff |April 21, 2019, 9:02 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Pakistan's Abid Ali Expresses Desire to Meet Sachin Tendulkar

Having been named in the Pakistan squad for the ICC World Cup 2019, Abid Ali has expressed his desire to meet Sachin Tendulkar and seek advice from arguably the best batsman of all time.

Abid recently made his One-Day International debut against Australia and scored 112 in his very first game. The 31-year-old, who has scored plenty of runs in domestic cricket, will travel to England as a back-up opener.

"It will be the best day in my life when I meet him [Tendulkar] because he was one of the best batsmen," he said.

"Definitely, I would like to hug him and I am sure that just like all great players meet youngsters I am sure that 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 positive reply."

Abid didn't shy away from accepting that he tries to copy Tendulkar's batting style.

"Actually I have followed Sachin's technique from day one of my career and after watching him I tried to play like him. He was a great player, just like our own Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf," he said.

"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."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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