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After scoring a century I had no plan of going towards the double century: Fakhar Zaman
Pakistan cricket teams opening batsman Fakhar Zaman is extremely happy on striking a historic double century against Zimbabwe but he also admitted that he had never thought of scoring a double century. It to be noticed that Fakhar Zaman has become the first Pakistani batsman to score a double hundred. He broke Saeed Anwars 21 year old record of highest individual score of 194. Fakhar Zaman, giving his interview in Zimbabwes city Bulawayo to BBC Urdu, said that this was his careers best performance without a doubt. "I'm happy that I've played this innings but to be honest I has never thought I would be the first Pakistan batsman to score a double hundred." Fakhar Zaman and Iman Ul Haq have created a world record opening partnership of 304 runs in one day internationals as well. Fakhar Zaman thinks this partnership was only possible because of the way Imam supported throughout. "There's a taste in itself when you play with Imam. I have got a lot of support because of him. We also open for Habib Bank in Domestic cricket and have also got huge partnerships over there. We know each other very well and there's a lot of understanding between us." Fakhar Zaman said that he has played this innings with responsibility and under the guidance of his captain. "I took some time early on. I got strike in the fourth over. I played normally until my half century. Then played fast from 50 to 80 after which there came messages from the dressing room to go for a century and try to complete the century with couples. However, I wanted myself to score as big as I could. I feel lucky that today was my day and I registered my name in the history books." After a successful T 20 and ODI career, Fakhar is now ready for the Test crickets challenge. "I was also in the test team during the Ireland and England tours, but I couldn't play a test there. I am working very hard with my coaches and am trying to eradicate my flaws and I've got some control over them as well and I hope that you all will soon see me playing test cricket." "I'm ready for it and I'll try to establish my self as a good test cricketer as well." Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has always had his praises for Fakhar Zamas capabilities which he revealed with BBC Urdu as follows: "I know Fakhar Zaman since Club cricket. We used to play together for Pakistan Cricket Club. Fakhar Zaman started his first class cricket with Karachi and I'm happy that his international career has started under my captaincy." "He's a natural stroke player and the most important thing is this that from the moment he joined Pakistan team he has become a better batsman. Whenever the team has been in need he has played his innings and has had a good hand in Pakistans wins. The best thing in him is that he has that vigor and zeal in him to strive and get better and better."