Khurram Manzoor vows to make strong comeback to Pak team

Islamabad, Aug 12: Pakistani batsman Khurram Manzoor may be out of favour with the selectors, but he has vowed to make a strong comeback in the national team.

The 24-year-old was dropped from the Pakistan team despite scoring a dogged 77 in his last Test appearance at Hobart against Australia in January this year.

“Being dropped from the team is part and parcel of cricket. It’s how you come back and how you take the omission that is most important,” quoted Manzoor, as saying.

“I am looking to use the omission as a motivational tool to work on my mistakes. I’m not feeling down at all, I aim to get back into the Test team and also to find my way into the One Day team as well,” he added.

Khurram said that he has been working extremely hard on his fitness and fielding to make himself available as a strong candidate for the national team.

“I’ve not taken any time off during the close season, and have been working with Shoaib Mohammad, Moin Khan, Jalaluddin and Rashid Latif and am constantly looking to improve myself,” Khurram said.

“I’ve also been playing some zonal matches in Karachi and have hit five centuries in seven matches, and two of those centuries were scores of more than 150,” he added.

In his seven Test matches for Pakistan, the 24-year-old has scored 326 runs at an average of 29.63. (ANI)