PSL 2022: Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz lauds Umar Akmal’s brilliant performance



2022-02-13 10:37:00

Quetta Gladiator’s captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. Photograph: by creator  

LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed lauded the brilliant performance of his teammate Umar Akmal towards Islamabad United within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) match on Saturday night time.

Gladiators received the match by 5 wickets. Akmal, who was enjoying his first skilled T20 match after greater than two years, had scored 23 off 8 deliveries, smashing three sixes to assist Gladiators chase a goal of 200 at Gaddafi Stadium.

Sarfaraz himself scored an unbeaten half-century however the captain rated his teammate’s innings higher than his personal innings.

“I think Umar’s knock was more important than my inning, he played brilliantly specially in his comeback match under pressure situation,” Sarfaraz stated.

“It is never easy for someone who’s playing after a long time to play such flawlessly,” the Gladiators’ captain stated whereas praising his teammate.

Sarfaraz, within the match, had scored 50 off 32, smashing 2 sixes and stroking 3 boundaries. He was additionally adjudged the person of the match after his facet received the match in a nail-biting end.

The wicket-keeper batter stated that he was extra centered on group’s win than any private milestone.

“You perform someday and you fail someday, what should be important for you is how your team does and as a captain I’m more satisfied with the way this team performed and won the match,” he stated.

“It is never easy to successfully chase targets of 200+ in back-to-back matches, you need to play very calculated. I am glad that Jason Roy is giving us a good start and he’s well supported by Ahsan Ali and James Vince,” the Gladiators’ captain stated.

He additionally praised Afghanistan’s teenager Noor Ahmed and veteran Shahid Afridi for not permitting Islamabad to attain freely in center overs after a flying begin.

Sarfaraz added that his facet would miss companies of Nawaz and Hasnain and hoped for his or her return to cricket quickly.

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