PSL 2021: “I need AB de Villiers to play for Lahore Qalandars”


Pakistan and Lahore Qalandars batsman Fakhar Zaman has revealed that he would like to play alongside AB de Villiers within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).

PSL 2021, which was suspended earlier within the yr, is all set to renew on June 9. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the schedule for the rest of the T20 league in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

In an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman mentioned Lahore Qalandars’ probabilities within the the rest of the event. Requested if there was one participant he would wish to play alongside within the PSL, Fakhar Zaman immediately responded:

“From the very begin, I’m a really huge fan of AB de Villiers. I observe him rather a lot. He did symbolize Lahore Qalandars, however didn’t play a variety of matches. So in the event you ask me about one participant, I need AB de Villiers to play for Lahore Qalandars.”

South African legend De Villiers performed seven matches for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2019. He scored 218 runs at a strike price of 128.99 with a better of 52 not out, earlier than being dominated out of the rest of the version with a again damage.

Regardless of worldwide retirement, De Villiers has been in nice type in T20 leagues. He performed seven matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2021, and smashed 207 runs at a strike price of 164.28.

Win or lose, we don’t panic: Fakhar Zaman

Lahore Qalandars struggled within the preliminary few seasons of the PSL. Nevertheless, they’ve been extremely spectacular during the last couple of years. They have been runners-up in PSL 2020, and have performed properly this yr too, profitable three out of 4 video games.

Requested concerning the cause behind the change in Lahore Qalandars’ fortunes, Fakhar Zaman opined:

“I feel what’s good concerning the present Lahore Qalandars setup is that we don’t chop and alter an excessive amount of. Earlier, if we used to lose one sport, we used to right away change the mix. However now, even when we win or lose, we don’t panic.”

Praising skipper Sohail Akhtar, Fakhar Zaman added:

“Secondly, I really feel Sohail Akhtar is a fortunate captain. Underneath his management, we have now gained matches from troublesome circumstances. The best way he leads, he by no means makes you are feeling like he’s the captain. He behaves similar to a standard good friend. So, not panicking and Akhtar coming in as captain, these two issues have had a serious position to play in our change in fortunes and now we’re profitable recurrently.”

Fakhar Zaman has scored 189 runs in 4 matches for Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2021 at a strike-rate of 143.18 and a mean of 63.

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