PSL’s bowling standard has no match with other leagues: Amir

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has rated Pakistan Super League in high esteem, saying the tournament has no match with other leagues around the world in terms of high bowling standards.

Amir, who has been spearheading Karachi Kings’ bowling attack since the PSL’s inception, looks all set for another unforgettable season representing Kings in the upcoming eighth edition of the PSL, starting from February 13.

The left-arm pacer, who is a well-reputed name in franchise leagues around the world, said people were eagerly waiting, not just in Pakistan but all over the globe, for the PSL as they wanted to see high-quality cricket.

“ I have just returned from the Bangladesh Premier League and despite the fact that many leagues are taking place right now; people there were waiting for the PSL to begin because of the high quality of cricket,” he said in the latest episode of PCB Podcast.

“I travel all over the world to play cricket, and everyone rates the PSL very highly because of the quality of bowling.”

He added: No league comes closer in comparison when it comes to the quality of bowling, and now we are producing quality batters too. We have unearthed [Mohammad] Haris and we got Haider [Ali] as well.”

Talking about the impact that PSL has had on him, the 30-year-old said it helped him in getting back into the rhythm when he was making his comeback in international cricket.

“When I played the first edition of the PSL, I had just made my international comeback in New Zealand and it provided me the exposure and environment of the international cricket because of the top quality of cricket.” he said. It is pertinent to mention here that left-arm quick is the first player to take a hat trick in the PSL and has 54 wickets to his credit to date.