Pakistan superstar duo, leg spinner Shadab Khan and fast bowler Hasan Ali, have recently candid about what the atmosphere is like in the team’s dressing room.
“At the moment, the environment of our team is such that if Shadab Khan performs I get happy, and if Babar Azam plays well both Shadab and I are happy and vice versa,” Hasan said, while speaking to Pakistan former captain Ramiz Raja.
“The credit for this goes to our management and captain Sarfraz Ahmed for his ability to lead us as a family unit and keeping us gelled together. Whoever, performs the entire team celebrates it,” he added.
Similar views were expressed by leggie Shadab, who added that the team stay close off the field as well. “Our team is just like a family, during the tour we stick with each other off the field as well, eating out together and other stuff, which is beneficial for the team,” said Shadab.
The team spirit off the field is displayed on the field as well, as Pakistan outclassed England in the first Test at the historic Lords venue. Man-of-the-match Mohammad Abbas led Pakistan’s attack with an overall figure of eight for 64, while four Pakistan batsmen scored fifties in a competitive first-innings total of 363 runs.
With the series 1-0 in favor of the visitors, the second Test would be played at Headingley, Leeds on June 1st.