Not bothered whether it's Sehwag or others: Junaid

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Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013, 18:09 [IST]
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Kolkata, Jan 4: Pakistan's young pace sensation Junaid Khan on Thursday admitted that India has a strong batting line up but had prepared in such a way that he would not see if it is Virender Sehwag or anybody else, while bowling to Indian cricketers.

Junaid Khan has been the highest wicket taker in the ODI series against India, having picked 7 wickets at an average of 11.71 including a four wicket haul in the Chennai ODI.

'Sehwag or others, doesn't matter'

"Their (India) batting is no doubt good. But you cannot think about how good they are. Instead, you have to go in there knowing how good you are. As bowlers, we don't see if it's Sehwag we're up against or some other ordinary batsman," Junaid was quoted as saying by bcci.tv.

Talking about the series win in India, Junaid said it was the most happiest moment of his career having toured the nation for the first time.

"I thank to God because of whom we won this series. The people of Pakistan have prayed a lot for us. This was my first series against India and it feels amazing to not only end on the winning side but also contribute to the win. There can't be a happier moment for either me or for the people of Pakistan."

Junaid attributed his success to former Pakistan cricketers who gave valuable tips which helped him attain success during the ODI series against India.

"Wasim bhai, Waqar bhai, Aaqib bhai, all these people have achieved great things. The young Pakistani fast bowlers have some phenomenal role-models to look up to. That's why we keep producing good fast bowlers. We keep talking to these former fast bowlers and take tips from them. We gain so much from their experience and that helps us become better fast bowlers ourselves," added Junaid.

The young Junaid Khan trained by Imran Khan is also taking tips from Wasim Akram in order to improve his bowling skills.


Story first published:  Friday, January 4, 2013, 17:06 [IST]
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