Sikandar Raza has said that he never wanted to play for Pakistan. The all-rounder revealed that his career goal was to become a fighter pilot but life had other plans for him.
Born in Sialkot, Punjab, Raza moved to Zimbabwe, where his parents are staying since 2002. The 36-year-old made his first-class debut in 2007 and was granted the citizenship in 2011.
“I never thought of playing for Pakistan when I lived there. I play for Zimbabwe and any such thought had never crossed my mind. I left the sub-continent country to become a fighter pilot but I was not successful,” he Cricket Pakistan.
“I did software engineering and my family moved to Zimbabwe. I was planning to do Masters but got an opportunity to play first-class cricket in Zimbabwe and my journey started,” he added.