David Warner is one of the modern-day great. He has scored a total of around 15000 international runs which consist of 7311 Test runs. He plays with an excellent strike rate of 73 in the Test as an opener. Stay with us to Know about Sohaib Maqsood & Warner Test career
Recently, Pakistan batsman Sohaib Maqsood believes that an aggressive-minded player like David Warner or Virender Sehwag wouldn’t have played test cricket if they were in Pakistan. This comes after he said that his Test career never took off as there was a mindset during his time that fast scoring batsmen should only play T20Is and ODIs.
Sohaib Maqsood was last seen performing against New Zealand in 2016 in a T20I. Senior Pakistan batsman has mentioned that he’s giving up his hopes of reviving a Check profession and at a similar time. Maqsood represented the Men in Green in 26 One Day Internationals and 20 T20 Internationals scoring 735 and 221 runs respectively.
I Think If David Warner Was Here In Pakistan, He Wouldn’t Have Been Considered For Test Cricket: Sohaib Maqsood
“At this level, Check cricket isn’t on my thoughts. In 2013 after I got here into the aspect, my primary focus was on ODI and Check cricket. I didn’t price myself as a T20 participant at that time,” mentioned Sohaib Maqsood throughout a unique chat with Cricwick.
I was a very consistent performer in four-day cricket. I was averaging around 50 at that time in first-class and List A cricket. Like I’ve said, in Pakistan, there was a culture at one time that if a player scores quickly, he is only suited for ODIs and T20s. There is an example of Virender Sehwag. I think if David Warner was here in Pakistan, he wouldn’t have been considered for Test cricket at that point,” he added.
Maqsood believes his test career would have been different if he got opportunities to grow. “If I had played Test cricket, I would’ve been the same batsman like I was. The biggest mistake I made was that if I was playing at No. 6, suddenly I tried to change myself. Like suddenly I would become Andre Russell or Keiron Pollard. So I think I didn’t go anywhere with that approach, ” Sohaib Maqsood concluded.