I was nervous and anxious on my return: Junaid Khan.
"A lot of people started discussing my situation. They started predicting my future due to repeated injuries at such a young age. I was positive but remained under a lot of pressure and was scared before the series," The Express Tribune quoted Khan, as saying.
"I had also heard of Sri Lanka conditions that don't favour fast-bowlers like they help the spinners. So all this made the return very difficult," he added.
Khan, who was making his comeback following back-to-back injuries, however, ended as the most successful paceman in Sri Lanka, claiming 14 wickets at an average of just over 21 including two five-wicket hauls. His performance was one of the highlights of the series.
Khan said he had overcome a lot of pressure to do well in the three-match Test series.
"My local coach in Swabi helped be a lot. Then Shahid Aslam at the National Cricket Academy and (Dav) Whatmore during the tour remained a very good mentor. Whatmore's advice really helped me during the Tests. I also kept tips from Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis in my mind which I got in my early days," he said.
The 22-year old, who made his international debut last year, has been unable to become a permanent member of the team due to various injuries. He sustained an abdominal injury during the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka last year and later had to nurse a knee problem that kept him out of the Asia Cup. ( ANI )
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