Junaid Khan asked to pick the best batsman between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam; he comes up with an honest answer
Pakistan's fast bowler Junaid Khan was recently caught up with Rapid fire round with Pakistan Cricket. It is a known fact that the rapid-fire round consists of interesting questions where the cricketers are to pick the best between the two options. Cricketers, former cricketers have been frequently involved in these rounds over the years.
This time around, Junaid Khan was asked as many as 10 questions and the Pakistani international patiently answered all the questions. When he was asked tricky questions, he replied in the best way possible. Among the questions, he was asked to rate Babar Azam and Virat Kohli and was also asked to name the best T20 league in the world.
Junaid Khan shot into prominence in the year 2011 when the Green Shirts toured the West Indies. Ever since then, the left-arm pacer made a name for himself across all formats. Nonetheless, he hasn't been able to cement his spot in the national team despite his good performance.
The southpaw represented the national team in 22 Tests, 76 ODIs and nine T20Is wherein he picked up 71, 110 and 8 wickets respectively. Shockingly, his last international appearance for Pakistan came back in May 2019. He was last seen playing Test and T20I cricket in 2015 and 2014 respectively.
Having missed international exposure for a long time, one can come to a conclusion that his cricketing career in these formats is pretty much done and dusted. Nonetheless, he has been regularly performing for his domestic teams. In the 2020 PSL, Khan plied his trade for Multan Sultans. In the county’s first-class and List A domestic matches held last year, Junaid represented Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Let's take a look at the interesting questions and answers from Junaid Khan’s rapid-fire round:
1. Question– If not a cricketer what would you be? Answer– A businessman
2. Question– One batsman you liked getting out? Answer– Virender Sehwag
3. Question– How do you rate Babar Azam and Virat Kohli? Answer– At this point in time, both are outstanding.
4. Question– All-time favourite bowler? Answer– Wasim Akram
5. Question– Best Pakistan bowler currently Answer– Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
6. Question– One cricket rule that you would like to change? Answer– Earlier, in one day cricket, the old balls used to be given to us after 30-32 overs. That rule should be re-introduced because it helps us in getting reverse swing. There should only be one ball.
7. Question- Jasprit Bumrah or Pat Cummins, pick one? Answer- Jasprit Bumrah
8. Question– Which league do you like? Answer– PSL, being a Pakistani
9. Question– Favourite holiday destination? Answer– I mostly like to roam around in Pakistan itself.
10. Question– Any unfulfilled wish? Answer- I wanted Almighty Allah to give me a daughter. Rest all my wishes are fulfilled.