Shaheen Afridi credits ‘nice team paintings’ for Lahore Qalandars PSL victory
LAHORE: After the Lahore Qlandar’s extra special Pakistan Super League (PSL) victory in opposition to the Multan Sultans, skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi declared his team’s consecutive win as an out of this world success and results of nice team paintings.
“We kept our nerves and finally won,” Shaheen stated, commenting after the Qalandars’ win past due Saturday evening.
In a nerve-wracking PSL ultimate, the Afridi-led facet changed into the primary to effectively protect their identify and take the trophy house after beating Sultans by way of one run at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Shaheen stated that ultimate became out to be very attention-grabbing, as each the groups fought neatly and have been assured of victory.
“Multan played quite well but as David Wiese gave an early breakthrough, Rashid responded at the right moment,” Afridi stated and spoke about his purpose to at all times carry out for his team in tricky occasions which came about to be all through the event’s ultimate fit.
The skipper added that he hit highest pictures when his team required essentially the most and later stored the fitting period to get wickets.
He additional credited his oldsters and their prayers for his fit efficiency, and said the team control’s beef up.
“We got off to a good start. But there are always turning points. We had many options with the ball – 8 or 9 options,” Shaheen stated.
He additionally gave credit score to Zaman Khan for retaining his nerves below power.
“Credit to Zaman for the way he finished it off. Message to the team was that one wicket would bring us back,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the shedding team captain Mohammad Rizwan stated that they deliberate to handle the run-rate proper from the beginning and have been a success of their making plans however Rashid Khan introduced Qalandars again within the recreation.
“Rashid Khan took the match away with two wickets. We were still in the game by the 19th over. Khushdil and Abbas did a magnificent job but winning and losing is part of the game,” he added.
“The way we were going it looked like we would get there easily. But their bowling did exactly what they are known for. It’s cricket, it happens,” he said.
Qalandars’ fast bowler Zaman Khan said that his “heart was pounding in the last over”.
“My captain gave me a lot of confidence and he told me to try my best and don’t fear failure. I knew batters are anticipating yorkers so I bowled a few slower ones as well. Credit goes to our management who give us free hand and back us to give our 100 percent on the field,” stated Zaman.