Still a long way to go, says Afridi

Still a long way to go, says Afridi
Shahid Afridi

Sharjah - Afridi believes that the batsmen-friendly wicket played a big role in entertaining spectators.



By Liaqat Ali

Published: Tue 16 Feb 2016, 10:25 PM

Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi has stressed that the Pakistan Super League was here to stay.
The recent PSL matches at the historic Sharjah Stadium attracted record crowds and Afridi believes that the batsmen-friendly wicket played a big role in entertaining spectators.
"Sharjah is always batsmen-friendly and fans enjoy fours and sixes," he pointed out.
The teams have now moved back to Dubai for the final stage. "I hope Dubai wicket will play better now. We are expecting big scores in coming matches. The tournament has been a success so far and I hope it finishes well. The PSL is going to stay here," Afridi added.
Peshawar Zalmi captain Afridi while talking to the media about the tournament said: "Although we have qualified for playoffs but there is still a lot to play for. We want to finish the qualifying round on a winning note and not get complacent."
"We are trying to minimise the mistakes. T20 is a very killing format and sometimes one mistake can cost you the match. I am trying to lift my own performance and carry it into Asia Cup and World T20," Afridi said, referring to his five-wicket haul against Quetta Gladiators on Sunday.
Talking about the youth in the PSL Afridi said: "It is a brave new world for the youngsters. They might be doing well at below-standard domestic level but experience of performing in front of big crowds like Sharjah is a different ball game. If they keep on playing in such conditions for next two to three years, it will do a world of good for them.
"We have got a number of talented players on the bench and I want them to play at this stage."
liaqat@khaleejtimes.com


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