Spin bowler Raza Hasan wants to be back in the Pakistan setup as soon as he can after recovering from a spine injury.
Pakistani bowler Raza Hasan nearly had his career ended after damaging a disc in his spine during a Twenty20 match.
However, the 20-year-old has been out of the game for four months having the injury treated and he has now returned to competitive cricket.
Hasan has been playing in the Faysal Bank Super Eight Twenty20 Cup since recovering from surgery and now feels ready to get back to the international scene.
The young spinner made his debut for Pakistan in November 2012 against Australia in a Twenty20 match. Since then he has gone on to play in seven more 20-over games, before Hasan’s injury temporarily halted his career.
Since being out of the side the bowler has been replaced by two other left-arm spin bowlers – Zulfiqar Babar and Abdur Rehman.
Both bowlers appeared in the tours of India and South Africa, but Hasan is not worried about the extra competition when coming back into the side.
“I am not really worried on being pushed back on return of Abdur Rehman or others as I don’t think I will be competing with anyone,” the spinner was quoted on ESPNcricinfo.
“The only competition I am facing is with my own self.”
Currently Saeed Ajmal is the No.1 spin bowler in the Pakistani side in all three formats of the game, but with Hasan still only 20-years-old he has plenty of time to earn his place again after this injury setback.