“My responsibilities have increased after Younis, Misbah retirement”: Asad Shafiq

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KARACHI: Pakistan Test batsman Asad Shafiq said that there is added responsibility on his shoulders after the retirement of stalwarts Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.

While talking to media at the National Stadium Karachi, Asad said “My responsibilities have increased after Younis, Misbah retirement, but I don’t see it as a burden.”

Asad said that he has realised that it is important for him to stay at the crease and score as many runs as possible.

The 33-year-old recalled that when Misbah and Younis were still playing, the rest of the team felt that they had a security blanket, knowing that the experienced duo could handle tough situations.

“Our batting did well the last time but bowling couldn’t perform according to expectations. But we have learned from our mistakes and I hope that we will produce better results this time,” he said.

It is worth mentioning here that the last time Pakistan played a Test series in Australia during the 2016-17 season, they had the services of experienced middle-order batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq.