'Stay on the wicket and runs will come'
Sadiq Mohammad on the valuable advice he got from older brother Mushtaq, having words with Andy Roberts, and being compared with Neil Harvey
The night before my first Test match. I thought about batting with Hanif [Mohammad], one of the greatest, would be very challenging. If I don't do well, fingers will be pointed, I thought.
It was from my brother Mushtaq Mohammad. He said: Try to stay on the wicket and runs will come. Just concentrate to survive that particular ball.
Dennis Compton's, in early '50s, when I was a child. He was in Karachi because his aircraft had to make an emergency landing due to some malfunction.
Against West Indies in the fourth Test of 1976-77 series - the batsman's snick was caught by our wicketkeeper Wasim Bari around second slip. Andy Roberts was the batsman. He didn't walk and the umpire also didn't raise a finger. I said a few words to Roberts. I told him, "This is blatant cheating".
Neil Harvey, during Pakistan's tour of Australia in 1972-73. Some people compared me with him because we were both both left-handers, and short and compact.
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