Pakistan’s Test opener Shaan Masood considers himself and his teammates lucky enough to be playing Test cricket amid the corona virus epidemic. The 30-year-old Masood hit an unbeaten 46-run knock on Wednesday on the first day affected by the rain of the first cricket Test against England in Manchester and handled the innings with an unbroken partnership with Babar Azam (69 not out).
Masood said after the end of the day’s play, ‘We consider ourselves very lucky that in this sad time, amidst this epidemic, we are actually getting to play the game that we love. There is nothing better than playing for our country.
He said, “We were practicing for the last one month, but playing international cricket is always different, the players were not in rhythm because we haven’t played for three months.” Masood praised Babar and said that he always enjoys batting with him.
He said, ‘I always enjoy batting with Babar Azam and there is no doubt that it is good for Pakistan that we have a batsman in our team who is included in the top batsmen of the world in all three formats. ‘ Masood however said that it is not easy to bat in the midst of rain.