MMA Inspired Me To Face Fast Bowlers

MMA inspired me to face fast bowling; Azam Khan revealed his source of inspiration

Islamabad united’s star Azam Khan revealed his source of inspiration. He responded about them to overcome the fear to combat the pace attack.

He revealed his thoughts on PCB digital with the following word,

“I was struggling against fast bowling on the tricky Abu Dhabi wickets during the PSL 6, and I realised I needed to work on my ability to play against pace bowling. I started more intense practice, which made it easier to tackle pace in match situations,”

He added,

“It was popularly perceived that I struggle against pace bowling at 140+ kph, but for the past two years, I have vastly improved this aspect of the game, and I feel satisfied to have overcome it.

Initially, I felt I feared facing fast bowling. I started watching Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which fascinated me, and I thought that the cricket ball is just a small thing and we are scared of it. How much hurt can it cause me compared to what the MMA fighters go through?”

Mixed Martial Art is full of action combat, in which opponents use striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports worldwide.

Recently he was a part of BPL. He was a part of the Khulna Tigers. He scored 226 runs in 9 match for his team.

PSL 8th edition will start on February 16 in Multan.

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