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PSL 2021: Sarfaraz Ahmed says Quetta Gladiators’ success ‘extra necessary than particular person glory’

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  • Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed says crew’s success is extra necessary to him than any particular person glory
  • Says an early win at all times provides the crew a great momentum and ample alternative to gel shortly.
  • Stresses that the crew wants to beat its mistake and provides its finest within the match

KARACHI: Sarfaraz Ahmed, the previous captain of the Pakistan Cricket crew and captain of Pakistan Tremendous League’s crew Quetta Gladiators has mentioned that his crew’s success is extra necessary to him than any particular person glory within the upcoming version of PSL.

Speaking solely to Geo Information, the wicket-keeper batsman mentioned that Quetta’s squad can be seeking to kick off its PSL marketing campaign with a win towards Karachi Kings within the opening recreation of the league on February 20 in Karachi.

“National Stadium may be the home ground of Karachi Kings but we have also played in Karachi and have players who have experience of playing there,” mentioned the captain of Quetta Gladiators.

“Folks say Gladiators are precise representatives of Karachi. That is perhaps as a result of we’ve extra gamers from Karachi. However, town’s title is with Kings so there can be help for them as effectively.”

Emphasising the importance of a good start in the tournament, saying that an early win always gives the team a good momentum and ample opportunity to gel quickly.

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Sarfaraz agreed that despite a good record in the tournament, his side couldn’t do well in the previous edition of the league where Gladiators had finished on 5th, ahead of bottom-placed Islamabad United.

He stressed that team needs to overcome its mistake and give its best in the tournament.

“We will enter the 6th edition of PSL with full preparation. We are eager to do well and reclaim our glory in the league. I am focused on making the team win again,” Sarfaraz said.

The tournament is also considered to be an important one for the wicket-keeper batsman as far as his comeback to Pakistan’s playing XI is concerned. However, these discussions are not in Sarfaraz Ahmed’s mind.

“For me, team’s success matters more than any individual glory. Of course, personal scores are important but it should be for the team’s cause and I will try to give my best to make my team – Quetta Gladiators – win the tournament,” the former captain of Pakistan team said.

“My own batting position depends on the team’s combination and requirements according to the situation,” he added.

Talking about his team’s strength, the captain of Gladiators stated that his side is “very balanced” and that he is “hopeful of a great present by them.”

He added that induction of Chris Gayle, Qais Ahmed, Cameron Delport and Dale Steyn has made his side a very strong unit that can pose threat to any side in the world.

“Gayle has been an amazing T20 player, I know he hasn’t been able to show his class in PSL yet but I am sure that with Gladiators, Gayle’s storm will blow everyone away,” Sarfaraz warned his opponents.

He encouraged the spectators to support all the teams, not just one team in the PSL, adding that each team belongs to Pakistan and the ultimate beneficiary of the PSL is Pakistan Cricket.

“This is a top brand of Pakistan that has provided very good talent to Pakistan Cricket. I would say that people at the stadium should cheer for all the teams and support quality cricket.”

“I’d additionally inform spectators that whereas coming to the stadium, they need to observe all of the SOPs to keep away from the unfold of COVID-19,” he concluded.

Learn extra: Sarfraz Ahmed is a distinct captain than others: Mickey Arthur

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