Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Afridi blames Qurat ka Nizam for their defeat against Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) first playoff match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Shaheen also said that early batting puts pressure on the middle-order batsmen and he understands the value of running and good catching, which can change the color of a game quickly.
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The City skipper will want to assess where they went wrong ahead of Friday’s two clashes.
“We lost wickets quickly and we will look at what went wrong and prepare for the next game because we still have a chance. “When the main strikers come out early, there is pressure on the lower-ranked strikers,” he said.
A good catch or run can win you the game; we will work on it. It’s Kudrat ka Nizam, the wind starts to blow and Cottrell manages to spin the ball. It is Qudrat ka Nizam,” Shaheen Afridi added in the post-match chat.
Shaheen Afridi had a tough day on the field as he was left without his spell and conceded 47 runs in the decider against Multan Sultans.
On the other hand, Multan Sultans posted a challenging total of 160/5 against the bowling team of Lahore Qalandars. The score looked competitive, but not a loss.
However, the Kalans were bundled out for just 76, the lowest in PSL 8 and the third lowest total in the history of the tournament.
They had previously scored 59 against Peshawar Zalmi in 2017 and 73 against Multan in 2021.