“Have a look at how the Indian staff has come up. In the present day they’re successful a sequence in Australia not as soon as however twice in three years,” Abbas stated.
“That has occurred as a result of India has invested and deliberate on their cricket construction lots within the final decade and as we speak they’re reaping the advantages of that hardwork,” he added.
The previous captain lamented the decline of Pakistan cricket and stated hardwork was the one resolution to success.
“In cricket I’ve at all times believed that it’s how a lot hardwork and time a person participant is prepared to place into his sport that issues essentially the most.
“No quantity of teaching or recommendation could make you a high participant until you’re employed laborious in your sport your self,” Abbas was quoted as saying in a present on Geo TV.
Abbas, fondly referred to as ‘Asian Bradman‘ for his high-scoring feats, additionally famous that India’s triumph in Australia was all of the extra praiseworthy as a result of it got here within the absence of their common captain Virat Kohli and plenty of senior gamers, who have been sidelined with accidents.
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Stating that there was no substitute for hardwork, Abbas referred to as on Pakistani cricketers to work extra on their particular person video games.
“In our occasions we did not have specialised coaches, simply mentors. We have been anticipated to work laborious and dedicate time to our coaching and nets if we wished to develop into large gamers,” he stated.