Mohammad Hasnain, Pakistan’s tearaway speedster, has spoken up about the traumatic period he’s been through since being banned from bowling in international cricket. In a Big Bash League (BBL) match between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers last month, the 21-year-old pacer was deemed to have an improper bowling motion, and umpire Gerard Abood reported his bowling.

According to Hindustan Times, Hasnain spoke about this in a Youtube video. He says, “I’ve played a fair bit of cricket before the Big Bash League. I had no idea my arm could bend more than 15 degrees. Such an event had never occurred to me. I had no notion of this when I initially learned about the activity. I began watching bowling videos to see if there was anything wrong with the movement. I didn’t have any such sensations. I returned to Pakistan in the middle of the BBL season, just as the PSL was about to begin. When I found out that I had been banned by the ICC, I was playing PSL games. It’s a challenging period for me, but I’m trying to get through this and bounce back and represent my team again.”

Hasnain was previously hailed as an “asset” by the PCB, who cited his ability to bowl regularly at 145 kmph and expressed optimism about his comeback to the game after reworking his motion. “After discussing the report with its own bowling specialists, the PCB is sure that the issue can be remedied. He’ll utilize this time to work with a PCB-appointed bowling consultant to improve his bowling motion so he may seek a reassessment and return to international cricket as soon as possible,” the board said in a statement.