Will prove to be a good host, says UAE captain
Dubai, Sept 15: Though Hong Kong team broke the hearts of millions of cricket fans in UAE by defeating the rivals in the Asia Cup qualifier, his nation would prove to be the good host, believes Rohan Mustafa, the national captain here.
Speaking exclusively, he says, "You know winning and losing is a part of the game. At the end of the day cricket is the winner. They played good cricket on the final day and (am) wishing them best of luck and to be honest I want them to perform well here".
Last week, Hong Kong won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining) (D/L method)
the Final, Asia Cup Qualifiers at Kuala Lumpur and will be facing the strong Pakistani team here against strong Pakistani team.
"We want to be the good host as they (Hong Kong players) will be repressing associate cricket at the higher level".
"This time ten teams will be playing in the ICC World Cup (next year)...may be in future more teams in the Asia Cup. So all teams have to perform well and have to improve".
The 29-year-old all rounder has no plan to go at the Stadium and watch the Asia Cup matches, especially the match involving Hong Kong team.
"To be honest, it (exit from the Asia Cup) will hurt me more if I go to the ground", he added.
"I have made good friends in the Hong Kong team. I am very close to their top order batsman Babar Hayat. Will invite him for dinner at some point of time. He is rather busy now preparing for the matches", Mustafa concluded.