Imad Wasim’s take on criticism and praise

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim said on Monday that he accepts criticism and praise in a positive way.

“If someone criticises or praises me, I accept both in the same way because I respect criticism as well as praise,” said Imad while talking toGulf News. “I know they are doing it for my benefit so I take it in a positive way and try to rectify my mistakes.”

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The 27-year-old was ruthless against West Indies in the T20Is and ODIs as he became the first Pakistani spinner to bag a five-for in the shortest format.

However, the Swansea-born thinks he needs to move on and focus on the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he will represent Karachi Kings.

“The performance I gave against West Indies is now a thing of the past,” he said. “As a cricketer, you have to set your next target and I am looking forward to play in the second edition of the PSL. I wish to play a major role for Karachi Kings in the tournament.”

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The southpaw has become Pakistan’s go-to bowler in the limited-over formats and he thinks, even if he is unable to perform on a given day, he does not lose confidence in himself.

“I am a positive guy whether I perform or not,” he said. “My confidence is the same always as I work very hard. You will be able to see the impact of my recent performances during PSL on the field.”

Imad further said that he wants to make his country proud through his performances and also make a name for himself during the process.

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“It took me nearly 10 years to get into the national side,” he said. “Before that, I was playing domestic cricket and I was trying to master a specific art of spin bowling. Whether it is spin or the arm ball, I had to master one so I mastered the arm ball really well. I can spin the ball but that depends on what kind of situation I am bowling in,” he added.

Imad continued: “I am really happy with what I have achieved right now. My aim is represent my country as long as I am able to and I want to make a name for myself and make my country proud.”

source The Express Tribune news