Kolkata, Nov 30 (UNI) Pakistan middle-order bat Faisal Iqbal, who was drafted in at the last moment for an injured Shoaib Mallik, said they would try to bowl out India as cheap as possible with a renewed attack tomorrow morning for in five days anything was possible.
Talking to the media after the first day's play, he said, ''Right now the idea is to get India out as cheaply as possible and if we can do that anything is possible in a Test match.'' ''The wicket behaves differently each day and we have to attack with full force tomorrow and get breakthroughs,'' he added.
On whether he was prepared to play today, he said, ''I am always ready. I am mentally and physically ready.'' Asked why Shoaib Akhtar was played when he bowled only nine overs today, he said, ''It was the decision of the team management.'' ''All the 11 are fit now. For the last three four days Akhtar was not fit, but the way he bowled today and the aggression he has showed is really remarkable.'' On Sohail Tanvir bowling left arm spin, he said, ''Sohail is also a left arm spinner. In first class cricket he spins. As the wicket was taking some spin captain tried to use him.'' He lauded the way Indian opener Wasim Jaffer batted, ''Wasim played really well. I am speechless, it was tremendous to watch him,'' Iqbal said.
Asked to comment on the fate of the game, he said, ''Right now it's too early to comment on the fate of a game. A day can change the game, so it's too early to predict. We have to play according to the situation, can't predict anything.'' Asked if it was difficult to field the whole day, he said, ''It's hard to be on the field the whole day. The bowlers tried their best and fielders supported them completely. That's how test cricket is played. I admit there were certain faux pas, but that's the way it is.'' On how much of help he got from his uncle Javed Miandad, he said, ''My uncle has helped me sharpen my skills, but my real coach is Ahmed Mustafa. I have come out of his academy and learnt everything from him.'' Asked how demanding the tour would be and did he get tips from Miandad, Iqbal said, ''Tour of India is demanding. I do ask him some things. But I am playing cricket for some time now and have been traveling a lot, so I have been putting in a lot of my own thoughts too, like the 100 I scored against India in Karachi.'' UNI