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Sohail hails positive attitude of Zaman

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former has backed his compatriot to play a vital role in the upcoming Asia Cup because of his "positive approach" to batting.

"The reason behind Zaman's success has to be his positive approach. No matter what the situation, he goes out and bats positively," Sohail, an expert with official Cup broadcasters Star Sports, told

Indian bowlers will also be wary of Zaman, who had scored a match-winning hundred against them in the Champions Trophy final last year, when the arch-rivals clash on September 19 in a league clash of Asia Cup to be held in the

had later scored a blistering double hundred, smashing 210 off just 156 deliveries against in the fourth ODI at Bulawayo in July.

En-route to his double ton, also posted the highest individual score for Pakistan, bettering Sohail's former opening partner Saeed Anwar's brilliant 194 against in 1997.

Sohail, who forged a successful partnership with Anwar, stressed that the key for Zaman was playing aggressive

"He (Zaman) doesn't allow any bulls to fight in his head and knows that going out and playing positive is what's best for him. That has been the key to his success," emphasised Sohail, a veteran of 156 ODIs and 47 Tests.

would open their campaign against Hong Kong in on September 16 in the continental show-piece to be played in the 50-overs format.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 18:20 IST