Real tournament has just begun, says Sarfraz Ahmed
DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes that the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) has entered in its real phase now as all the teams are well aware of the situation at the points table and strengths and weaknesses of the rest of the teams.
The most successful team of PSL’s first two editions, Quetta Gladiators have failed to put up an impressive show during the first leg of the PSL as they have registered only two wins in the five games they played. However, Sarfraz is still hopeful for a comeback.
“Result is disappointing so far, but the situation is not out of our hands as half of the tournament is still to be played,” Sarfraz Ahmed told ARY News. “I think the real tournament has just begun as everyone knows about the situation at points table, so we will try to rectify our mistakes and not repeat them in our next five matches,” he added.
The Champions Trophy-winning skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed also shared his experience of captaining a side that has international stars like Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson.
“All the players in the team are extremely cooperative, whether it is Chris Green or Ben Laughlin who have recently joined the squad, we have KP playing for three seasons then we have Riley Russow in the ranks, all these players are very cooperative, they tend to play as per the situation, so it is all good,” he stated.
Gladiators’ captain further talked about his team’s big encounters against Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings as they hold first and second positions on the table respectively.
“Both teams have played exceptionally well so far,” he said. “It is Multan Sultans’ first season and they have played really well, whereas, Karachi Kings have also been very impressive so far,” he added.
“All six sides are extremely competitive this season, there is no team in the tournament against whom you can guarantee a win. The quality of the league has improved and it is a positive sign for Pakistan cricket,” he concluded.
Courtesy ARY Sports