Will use Ashwin's tips in the World Championship: Mujeeb
NEW DELHI: Injury And Bad Shape Made It A Forgotten IPL For The Afghan Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman But The Time Away From The Field Was Spent Well As He Continue Kings XI Punjab Skipper Ravichandran Ashwin The Brain Before World Cup In England.
A Shoulder Injury Meant The 18-year-old Wasn't At His Best During The Cash-rich League, Getting Only Three Wickets In Five Games With An Expensive Economy Rate Or 10.05 Runs Per Over.
"I have learnt a lot having spent quality time with Ravichandran Ashwin in the KXIP set-up. He has given me a lot of useful tips and I am sure that I will execute those plans in the World Cup . During this edition of IPL, my shoulder injury was an issue. But now I am fully fit for the World Cup ," Mujeeb told reporters at a promotional event.
While he hasn't played many matches this year, the best part about IPL according to Mujeeb is the opportunity to bowl at some of the prospective World Cup opponents.
"The IPL schedule is so hectic and you are travelling a lot. It's not that you get a lot of chance to talk about the game. But since you get a chance to bowl in matches where there are batsmen who will be there in the World Cup , it helps a lot," said the Afghan teenager.
Asked If He Faced The Second Season Blues, Something Which Was Evident When He Went For 66 Runs In His Four Overs Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mujeeb Said It Was Part And Parcel Of Cricket.
" You Will Have A Few Bad Days And It's Just That You Are Consistent With Your Line And Length," Mujeeb Said.
The youngster is hopeful that along with senior spinners Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi, it will be a better World Cup for Afghanistan compared to the 2015 edition when they were making debut.
" Our Aim Is To Qualify For The Semi-finals At Least. All Three Of Us Have Different Strengths And The Main Thing That We Discuss On-field Is To Stick To Our Respective Plans. We Will Be Able To Do That," He Said.