The Australian paceman, Aaron Summers has become the first Australian player to get featured in Pakistan Domestic Cricket. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the news in a press release as the Southern Punjab Cricket Association has hired the player to play in the upcoming Pakistan Cup.
The paceman is ready to represent Southern Punjab in a one-day tournament from 8th January as he will be flying to Lahore in the due course. Taking part in Pakistan’s domestic cricket has also made him the only Australian cricketer to do so.
We have interviewed the fast-bowling sensation. Here are a few of the questions we asked him with his answers:
Aaron Summers in an interview with Cricketholic
1) You have played in the PSL before so it is not the first time you are playing in Pakistan. How have you liked it here and how was the hospitality?
I really enjoyed the hospitality here and have been through good times with good friends. With the craze of cricket in Pakistan, I am looking forward to coming back once again.
2) It goes without saying that it is a great opportunity for you and you can well shape your career. How much you are looking forward to starting playing and what do you want to take away from this experience?
He believes that playing in Pakistan might groom his skills to get a chance to play and selected in T20 tournaments, represent Australia in list-A cricket.
It’s a pretty big opportunity for me. If I play well, it can grant me further opportunities to play consistent games getting selected.
I’d like to play PSL again and yes T10 obviously, and more T20 tournaments. Further, it can open my doors to list-A cricket in Australia
3) You have played with guys like Jofra Archer and you yourself are known to be really rapid. What pace barrier are you looking to break?
The bowler is not looking to break any record as the faster delivery by Shoaib Akhtar has not been broken yet. Summers said that he will stay consistent with his swing and will around 150 kph.
Not really – it is pretty hard to reach 160 kph. I will look consistently to swing the ball around 140s or 150s kph.
4) Who’s your cricketing hero? Someone you always have looked up to?
Shockingly, Aaron does not admire anyone and still, no one is his role model. However, he loves watching multiple fast bowlers on-screen.
There has not been anyone who is my role model but there are many fast bowlers whom I have grown up watching
5) Which franchise will you love to play for as the PSL draft is not much away?
Any PSL franchise would be awesome
Having the previous experience with Karachi Kings, Aaron said that he will love to play with them again and Lahore either. Discussing further franchises, he admired their pace attack and believe that they were strong last season.
Let’s make a combined Pakistan-Australian pace attack. You are supposed to pick four pacers.
Wasim Akram, Brett Lee, Glen McGrath, Waqar Younis