“The last 5-6 months, I have been in extreme discomfort,” says Abid Ali￼
Pakistan test opener Abid Ali has opened up about the incident in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan and revealed that his recovery is going at a rapid pace and he is already planning to make a comeback to the international stage.
Pakistan test opener Abid Ali, who was determined to have an intense coronary condition during a match for the Quaid-e-Azam trophy, has opened up about the incident in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan.
He revealed that his recovery is going at a rapid pace and he is already planning to make a comeback to the international stage subject to his fitness and clearance from doctors.
“The last 5-6 months, I have been in extreme discomfort, but I am back to normal routine thanks to Allah Almighty. The situation I was in, I never expected to be in this position,”Abid said.
Abid Ali remained humble and extended credit to everyone who helped me in times of need.
“I would like to thank the PCB and all those who supported me, especially Ramiz Raja and NCA doctors on the panel. Additionally, I am also thankful to have a great team who are working with me and helping me in the rehabilitation center,”he said.
“I never imagined such an incident could ever occur and initially, it felt as if my cricketing career was over. But all praise to Allah Almighty and all the doctors who motivated me to make a comeback; fans and media also played a key role in it,”Abid added.
While responding to whether he is as yet unfortunate about what had occurred before, he said he makes an honest effort to stay positive.
“Of course, when I think about it, I am reminded of it but all you can do is remain positive and pray for a healthy and a better life,”he said.
While talking about his recovery and his possible return to the international stage, Abid Ali said that he will give his 100 percent and the rest is up to Allah Almighty.
“I want to regain my form and continue representing Pakistan how I was doing so before. The result is in the hands of Allah; all I can do is prepare myself and make sure that I remain fully fit to make a comeback,”he said.
Revealing the inspiration behind why he chose cricket, Abid Ali said:
“Everybody dreams of representing Pakistan. For me, the motivation started in from hometown of Mozang, where Wasim Akram and Sarfaraz Nawaz were also born. They were my idols and I wanted to represent Pakistan the same way as them.”
Abid Ali said he remains hopeful for Pakistan Cricket because he too went through the entire process before being selected for the national team.
“I went through all the processes; from representing Pakistan in U-19, then playing U-19 World Cup, Grade-2 cricket, and then First-Class. After going through a proper process, I broke into the international team, and I am especially glad because I performed at every level,”he revealed.
“I made the record against Australia and then in Test format as well and all the credit goes to Allah Almighty and every coach or person who has helped me throughout my career,”he remarked.
“I made another record against Zimbabwe when I scored the double century and my partnership with Nauman Ali – that was also something I was extremely proud of,”he further added.
Abid Ali said he is ecstatic since his efforts enabled him to promote Pakistan’s name on the international stage as well.
“Any record that I have created, I am not only happy for myself but Pakistan as well. The media teams have always promoted me, and I’m glad because it helps promote a good image for Pakistan as well,”he added.