Hafeez enjoying his role as an opener

Hafeez enjoying his role as an opener
Mohammed Hafeez

Sharjah - The PSL is more than cricket for the owners of Peshawar Zalmi. They have started many projects in the region to help the people.



By Liaqat Ali

Published: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 10:02 PM

Peshawar Zalmi are one of the top teams in the Pakistan Super League. They are touted as one of the title contenders as they have won most of the matches on the back of the performances from their openers - Mohammed Hafeez and Tamim Iqbal. Hafeez is back as opener and scoring freely.
While talking to Khaleej Times exclusively, Hafeez said: "My combination with Tamim is working well as we complement each other quite nicely. Since I am back as opener it has worked wonders for me. There is still a long way to go in the PSL. One off day can cost you the tournament but I am hopeful the way the team is gelling under Shahid Afridi's captaincy, we can go a long way in this tournament."
The PSL is more than cricket for the owners of Peshawar Zalmi. They have started many projects in the region to help the people. Javed Afridi's gesture to invite more than 150 students and teachers of Army Public School Peshawar has been praised by all and sundry.
"This is more than cricket for us and the owners are ready to help the people of the region. Most of our fast bowlers are coming from that region.
"Cricket's popularity is growing in the region which is the victim of terrorism. There are plans afoot to build a cricket stadium in North Waziristan.
"I am waiting for the day when the PSL matches will be held in Peshawar."
While answering a question about Quetta Gladiators, Hafeez said: "They are one of the top sides in the tournament. They have gelled well and won a lot of matches.
"They have a number of match-winners and can go a long way in the tournament."
liaqat@khaleejtimes.com


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