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Fakhar Zaman Would Love To Play Alongside AB de Villiers In PSL 2021 For Lahore Qalandars

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Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan and Lahore Qalandars batsman has revealed that he would like to play alongside former Protea batsman 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.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Fakhar Zaman Is A Large Fan Of AB de Villiers And Needs Him To Play For Lahore Qalandars

In an interview with Cricket Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman mentioned Lahore Qalandars’ probabilities within the the rest of the match. Requested if there was one participant he would need to play alongside within the PSL, Fakhar Zaman immediately responded that he desires AB de Villiers to play for his staff once more.

“From the very begin, I’m a really massive fan of AB de Villiers. I comply with him loads. He did symbolize Lahore Qalandars, however didn’t play quite a lot of matches. So if you happen to ask me about one participant, I would like AB de Villiers to play for Lahore Qalandars.”

AB de Villiers-PSL
AB de Villiers-PSL

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, AB de Villiers has been in nice kind 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 averaging 51.75. AB de Villiers is sixth on the checklist of most run-getters within the historical past of IPL and has amassed 5056 runs in 176 video games averaging 40.77 with three tons and 40 fifties.

A number of cricket legends together with Sunil Gavaskar has praised AB de Villiers’ beautiful batting method. Sunil Gavaskar heaped large praises on the 360-degree vary of the Royal Challengers Bangalore stalwart.

Fakhar Zaman: Lahore Qalandars Do not Panic

Lahore Qalandars struggled within the preliminary few seasons of the PSL. Nevertheless, they’ve been extremely spectacular over the past couple of years. They had been runners-up in PSL 2020, and have carried out properly this yr too, successful three out of 4 video games. Requested concerning the motive behind the change in Lahore Qalandars’ fortunes, Fakhar Zaman opined that they don’t panic no matter a win or a loss.

“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 recreation, we used to instantly change the mix. However now, even when we win or lose, we don’t panic.”

  Lahore Qalandars’ captain Sohail Akhtar. — PCB/File
Lahore Qalandars’ captain Sohail Akhtar. — PCB/File

Praising skipper Sohail Akhtar, Fakhar Zaman added that he’s a fortunate captain and the staff has usually staged a comeback from tough circumstances.

“Secondly, I really feel Sohail Akhtar is a fortunate captain. Underneath his management, we’ve gained matches from tough circumstances. The way in which he leads, he by no means makes you are feeling like he’s the captain. He behaves identical to a standard buddy. So, not panicking and Akhtar coming in as captain, these two issues have had a serious function to play in our change in fortunes and now we’re successful frequently.”

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

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