Haseebullah Khan, the dynamic batsman of Peshawar Zalmi, recently opened up about the struggles that a native cricketer from Baluchistan has to face in order to pursue their cricketing career. During a post-match interview on Wednesday, the 18-year-old from Pishin shared his journey and how he developed his belligerent batting approach despite the dearth of cricketing resources in Baluchistan.
Haseebullah credited former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar for inspiring him with his aggressive batting style. However, due to the lack of facilities in his hometown, Haseebullah's father had to bowl to him at home. The young cricketer even set up his own net at home for practice. Despite these challenges, Haseebullah's passion for cricket continued to grow from his early school days when he joined a club and carried drinks there for 4-5 years.
After Karachi Kings' Mohammad Amir destroyed Peshawar Zalmi's top order in just 2.2 overs on Wednesday, Haseebullah's valiant half-century gave the team hope of making a comeback. His brilliant 50 off 29 included four fours and three sixes, which played a key role in Zalmi beating Kings. Haseebullah's partnership of 82 runs for the third wicket with Kohler-Cadmore was crucial in their victory.
Although Haseebullah's performance in the HBL PSL is impressive, he believes that Baluchistan lacks the resources needed to nurture and develop talented cricketers. He discussed the struggles a native Baluchistan cricketer has to face to pursue their passion for cricket. Despite these challenges, Haseebullah's hard work and dedication have earned him recognition in the cricketing world.
Haseebullah's inspiring story highlights the challenges that young cricketers from smaller regions of Pakistan have to face in order to pursue their cricketing careers. His passion for cricket, coupled with his perseverance and dedication, has brought him success in the HBL PSL. Haseebullah's story is a testament to the fact that with hard work and determination, even those from small towns can achieve their dreams.