Pakistan cricket December 22, 2009

'Miandad is a whole academy by himself'

Taufeeq Umar, part of an assembly line of Pakistan opening batsmen since 2000 who were tried and discarded, hasn't given up hopes of an international recall

Taufeeq Umar, part of an assembly line of Pakistan opening batsmen since 2000 who were tried and discarded, hasn't given up hopes of an international recall. In an interview to Pakpassion.net, Umar recalls the early days of his career, training under Javed Miandad and what the ICL meant to him.

I was dropped after just one match. A player can have an unlucky innings or two If you drop someone based on just one match especially someone who is making a comeback then I feel it is unfair. I feel I should been tested for the whole series.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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