Star Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah spoke about the defining moments of the second match against New Zealand in Karachi.
While reflecting on the crucial partnership with Abrar Ahmed, Naseem said the latter was overconfident while coming to the crease as the last man.
The 19-year-old pacer added that he had a conversation with Southee that the spinner wears glasses and will not be able to see the ball in the dark.
“Abrar Ahmed entered in style as if he was Imran Khan. I realized that this guy has confidence,” added Naseem Shah.
Abrar also praised Naseem for instilling confidence in her at a crucial moment in the show’s decision, stating, “Naseem told me to believe in yourself.”
The 24-year-old went on to say that Naseem assured him that he had seen him in the nets facing spinners and that he could handle the situation.
Naseem told me to face the leg-spinner as, being myself, I can read the googly and the flipper. He decided to play the off-spinner,” said Abrar.
It is worth noting that the Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand ended with a shocking conclusion in the second Test match. The teams shared the spoils as both matches ended in draws.
Both the cricketing nations will lock horns in the three-match ODI series, scheduled to begin on January 9 in Karachi.