Pakistan’s cricket team experienced a mixed season last year, showing promise in reaching the finals of the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup but ultimately falling short of lifting any trophies. However, amidst the ups and downs, a young talent emerged in the form of Mohammad Haris. The 22-year-old top-order keeper-batter impressed the cricketing world with his explosive batting during the T20 World Cup. As he sets his sights on representing Pakistan in all three formats, Haris draws inspiration from the aggressive styles of Rishabh Pant and Adam Gilchrist, aiming to fine-tune his game for Test cricket.
Despite a slow start in the T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s national team showcased their resilience, reaching the tournament’s finals. While the team fell short of clinching the coveted trophy, the emergence of Mohammad Haris stood out as a positive aspect. Haris made a significant impact during the tournament, exhibiting his explosive batting skills and catching the attention of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Despite not registering a fifty-plus score in the fourteen games he has played across white-ball tournaments since then, Haris remains determined to excel in all three formats.
Mohammad Haris recently expressed his aspiration to represent Pakistan in Test cricket, showcasing his belief that his aggressive style of play is not limited to T20Is. He drew inspiration from two renowned wicket-keeper batsmen, Rishabh Pant and Adam Gilchrist, who exemplified aggressive batting even in the longest format of the game. By studying their approach, Haris aims to refine his skills and prove his mettle in Test cricket.
“I want to represent Pakistan in all three formats. My aggressive style of batting is not only suited for just T20Is. Look at Rishabh Pant, he does the same. Even Adam Gilchrist used to play aggressively in Tests.”