Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz omitted on his maiden T20I hundred against Zimbabwe when he was dismissed within the first game of the three-match series. Although he regrets missing out on the landmark, he’s happy to contribute to the team’s winning cause. Gurbaz made a 45-ball 87 with six fours and 7 sixes, leading from the front after being asked to bat by Zimbabwe helping Afghanistan to post a complete of 198.
“Of course (I regret). Every player would want to urge a T20 hundred but my time will come,” he said after the sport on Wednesday (March 17). “I don’t mind missing the hundred as I always want to attain runs for my team. I would like to offer an honest start to the team and this is often my role. My senior players and coaches kept on telling me to play my natural game and provides us an honest momentum within the first six overs.” he added.
The wicketkeeper-batsman added that he wanted to line his eye in by seeing off the primary two overs, but because the wicket was good to bat on he decided to return out of his shell when given the primary opportunity.
“I think the wicket was good for batting and a tiny bit dead for the spinners. once I visited the pitch I attempted to see the pitch for the first two overs then I play my natural game and therefore the wicket was good for batting,” said Gurbaz adding that he doesn’t believe the philosophy of picking on any particular bowler within the T20s.
“I just await the loose ball and there’s nothing like pre-plan or making any plan for any particular bowler,” he said. “The only thing that I do is watch the ball till the top,” he added.