Srinagar, April 11: Young Abdul Samad will be an excellent captain for J&K in the years to come, Milap Mewada, the coach of J&K senior team said.
He revealed that Samad was earlier on just trying to clear the fence whenever he walked to bat, however, now he knows how to play those long innings.
“Now he’s actually a little better. Two years ago, we had to tell him sixes will only get him twenties and thirties. ‘Focus on the big scores, you have a superb technique.'” Milap told ESPNCricinfo in an interview.
“He has very good game sense – it has always been the case. For us, it was just a case of pointing out his mistakes and helping him iron out his thought process. The moment he realised his game is more than just about six-hitting, he became a thinking cricketer. I feel in the years to come, he will be an excellent captain for J&K.” He said.
Abdul Samad was last year picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League auction at 20lakh INR.