'I usually hit 100-150 sixes daily': Asif Ali on Asia Cup 2022 preparations
Asif Ali could be a key player for Pakistan (PC: Twitter)
Pakistan hard-hitting batter Asif Ali has claimed that he usually hits 100-150 sixes on a daily basis in order to give himself the best possible chance to finish off games for his team.
Ali, a designated finisher of the Pakistan T20 team, will be crucial to his side's fortunes in the forthcoming Asia Cup and T20I World Cup.
Given the fact that he always comes to bat when the asking rate is soaring uncharted territories, Ali is leaving no stone unturned to give himself the best possible chance to strike from the word go.
Ali further stated that he tries his best to not be predictable with his shot-selection.
Here's what Asif Ali said to Pakistan Cricket:
"I bat on a position where an average of over 10 is required. For that, you need to hit big shots and that requires a lot of practice. I usually hit 100-150 sixes daily so that I can hit 4 to 5 in the match," as quoted by India Today.
"It depends on the match situation. When I come to bat in T20Is, there is always pressure on me. I try to hit the ball according to its line and length. I never think of playing the same shot again and again," he added.
Pakistan will bank on Asif Ali for a final over flourish
Asif Ali made his international T20 debut for Pakistan against the West Indies back in 2018.
Since then, the Faisalabad-born cricketer has featured in 39 games, scoring 435 runs at a strike rate of 133.85. He was brilliant in the last T20I World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as his power-hitting helped Babar Azam's team chase down targets against New Zealand and Afghanistan.
Asif will look to emulate the same in the forthcoming season. His first major assignment this season will be against arch-rivals, India, in the Asia Cup opener on August 28.