England all rounder Samit Patel, who represented Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise and current champion Islamabad United, has showered praise on Pakistan's emerging talent and fellow mates Hussain Talat and Asif Ali.
Calling the two ‘great talents for Pakistan,' Samit said that he was impressed by the youngsters over their fearlessness on the field and their ability to play on their strengths.
“In that middle order Hussain Talat and Asif Ali stood out for me and both played fearless cricket and they just went after the bowling in every match. They played to their strengths which is always beneficial," said Patel, quoted PakPassion.
Patel said that they needed to work on Asif's batting during the T20 tournament, while revealing that he told Asif to play straight in order to score more runs.
“After one match Asif was out sweeping and we had a team chat where we looked at his strengths as a batsman. I suggested that he play straight as that was his main scoring area and only play the sweep shot as a last resort. He worked out his game pretty well after that team meeting.
“Hussain is more of a touch player and both are great talents for Pakistan," he added.
The third edition of PSL ended with Islamabad United clinching their second title of the tournament, after beating then defending champions Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium Karachi.