KARACHI - As many as nineteen out of twenty probable for the six-nation Asia Cup underwent three hours strenuous training here on Friday late evening at the National Stadium. Except for Muhammad Yousuf all remaining nineteen players were present at the training supervised by Pakistan's Australian coach Geoff Lawson. Team manager former test wicket keeper batsman Talat Ali was also present at the ground. Soon after arriving at the National Stadium, the players attended a two-hour physical training session and later went for bowling and batting nets. Pakistan cricket team captain Shoaib Malik tried to avoid reacting to the comment of Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and said he along with other players were focusing all attention on preparing for the Asia Cup. On Australian captains reported comments expressing doubts on playing in the ICC Champions trophy in Pakistan, he said he and his players were concentrating on the coming event. On Muhammad Asif's nineteen days ordeal in Dubai for allegedly possessing contraband drug on person, he said the entire team was praying for his welfare and was hoping that his trauma ended at the earliest. When told that his team already had a problem of having good pacers and when suggested that Asif if selected could bolster the pace attack, he said it was a policy matter for the PCB. Moreover, the fast bowler was returning home after undergoing traumatic experience. His selection in the ICC Champions Trophy was also a matter for the PCB and the selectors. Commenting on Kaman Akmal who was dropped for Asia Cup, he said it was alleged that he had preferred Kaman to open the inning because he was his friend and asked why Australian Shane Warne who was no friend of the Pakistani did used him as opener in IPL series.