PSL: Babar Azam, who scored 42 goals in 36 balls, criticized his performance.© AFP
star hitter Baba Azam Zalmi expressed his disappointment after failing to reach the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Peshawar. Lahore-based Qalandars reached the PSL final for the third time in the past four years after beating Babar-led Zalmi by four wickets at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Despite a good season with the bat, Babar, who took 42 off 36 balls, criticized his performance, saying he was not in form enough to take his team to the final.
“It’s been a good journey but unfortunately we didn’t finish it. We didn’t play as well as we should have but came back in the second half and everyone worked hard and gave 100 per cent. Good for the form but not good for it Disappointed to help the team win. I’ll look back and see what I could have done better,” Pakistan Cricket quoted Babar as saying after the match.
However, Babar was impressed by the youngster muhammad haris and Sam AyurBut batters are advised to play in different situations and build their game.
“We started with Mohammad Haris but then we changed our plans against Lahore and we went with a combination of left and right (Babar-Sem) considering how Shaheen gave the right-hander a difficult time and that’s it Why we changed our mix a little bit and Harris responded positively to the shuffle of the batting lineup, that’s what we’re going to instill in the players, is to play in different scenarios, play according to the game, I To think our youngsters have been in this game, they’ve developed that quality themselves,” he added.
In a replay of last year’s final, Lahore Kalandar will face Multan Sultan in a summit clash on Saturday, March 18.
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