PSL: Babar Azam, who scored 42 off 36 balls,was criticial of his efficiency.© AFP
Star batter Babar Azam expressed disappointment after Peshawar Zalmi failed to achieve the ultimate of the continued Pakistan Super League (PSL). Lahore Qalandars made it to the ultimate of the PSL for the third time within the final 4 years, after beating the Babar-led Zalmi by 4 wickets on the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Despite having fun with season with the bat, Babar, who scored 42 off 36 balls, was criticial of his efficiency, saying that his kind wasn’t sufficient to take his staff to the ultimate.
“It was a good journey, but unfortunately, we couldn’t finish. We didn’t perform as well as we should have but made a comeback in the second half, and everyone tried to learn and gave their 100 percent. Happy with the form but disappointed that it didn’t help the team win. I will look back and see what I can do better,” Cricket Pakistan quoted Babar as saying after the match.
Babar, nevertheless, was impressed with kids Mohammad Haris and Saim Ayub, however suggested the batters to play in numerous conditions and construct their sport.
“We sent Mohammad Haris to open, but then we changed our planning against Lahore and went with a left-right combination (Babar-Saim) given how Shaheen gives a tough time to right-handers, and that is why we changed our combination a little bit, and Haris responded positively to the shuffle in the batting line-up, and this is what we are trying to inculcate in our players which is to perform in different scenarios and play according to the match situation, and I think our youngsters have developed this trait in themselves in this tournament,” he added.
In a repeat of final yr’s last, Lahore Qalandars will face Multan Sultans within the summit conflict on Satuday, March 18.
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