Sports Round Up
Points shared as Peshawar-Quetta match abandoned
If the Karachi-Lahore encounter in the ongoing Pakistan Super League last night was not enough entertainment, then today you will be able to see two table leaders battle it out in Sharjah.Sarfraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators take on Darren Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi in the ninth match of the tournament.
Quetta has two wins in their kitty from the first three matches (four points) with the only loss coming against defending champions Islamabad United.
Meanwhile, Peshawar are also on four points but have managed a better net run-rate to find themselves on the top with four points.
Host: Ayaz Aslam
Topic: Sami credits Wasim Akram for success in PSL
Islamabad United paceman Mohammad Sami has credited bowling coach and mentor Wasim Akram for his disciplined and lethal bowling in the Pakistan Super League.Sami said he owes his success to the ‘Swing ka Sultan’ after his team’s victory against Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday.
“Wasim bhai has always inspired and motivated me to bowl to the best of my ability. He is always guiding me and helping me with tips,” he added.
“The first thing he tells us is not to take too much pressure. He tells us to go out there and enjoy our cricket. Along with that, he also gives us technical tips on bowling fast and accurate,” Sami said.
Topic: 'No fear' – McCullum pushes Qalandars to unleash their potential
Lahore Qalandars skipper Brendon McCullum says he wants his team to play like true Qalandars – by being selfless and fearless cricketers.Speaking to media, the former Black Caps captain said that when the team first sat down, they discussed ‘what it meant to be a Qalandar’.“It is being selfless and fearless and it is exactly the kind of cricketers we wanted to have in the squad,” McCullum said.
The management of Lahore Qalandars have dedicated the win against Karachi Kings to the victims of recent terror attacks in Pakistan.
"We dedicate this victory to all the victims of the Lahore, Sehwan, Peshawar and Mohmand Agency blast incidents," tweeted Rana Fawad, the chairman and owner of team Lahore Qalandars after 7 runs win over Karachi.