Islamabad: Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Ayub Dogar, who has been selected in the national Test team for Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka has said that experience matters more than age in cricket.
Dogar, 32, said if it were about age, the selectors would have given him a chance several years ago.
“In cricket, there are some things you learn only through experience which comes with the passage of time,” Dogar said.
“There are numerous other examples like Mohammad Hafeez, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene. There are lots of players who are well over 30 and are performing very well, with consistency,” he added.
“Playing in Pakistan in domestic cricket provides you with challenging conditions, so hopefully we should be able to cope with the conditions there,” he said.
He added that coaches Dav Whatmore and Julien Fountain have brought a fresh approach to Pakistan cricket.
“They told the selectors to look at who is performing, assessed their ability and then decided who should be selected,” he said.
First Published: Monday, May 14, 2012, 21:07