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Khawaja Nafay Discloses Role Models After Historic Win In PSL 9

Khawaja Nafay Discloses Role Models After Historic Win In PSL 9

Hailing from the Pakistan Cricket Club in Karachi, Khawaja Nafay illuminated the second match of PSL 9 for Quetta Gladiators, delivering a spectacular innings of 60*. This performance guided his team to a historic victory against Lahore Qalandars in Lahore.

In a post-match press conference, Nafay, who previously participated in the Bangladesh Premier League before making his debut in Pakistan’s premier T20 league, identified Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma as his favorite batsmen. His notable knock of 60* marked a significant improvement from his previous top score of 6* in T20 cricket.

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During the PSL’s ‘Pitch Side End of Day Studio Show,’ Quetta Gladiators’ player Akeal Hossain expressed his joy over defeating the reigning champions in challenging conditions, particularly on a flat pitch. Hossain, contributing with figures of 4-0-17-2, played a crucial role in restricting Lahore Qalandars to a score below 200. The left-arm spinner had previously been part of Multan Sultans in PSL 8 when they lost the final to Lahore Qalandars.

Akeal Hossain revealed his commitment to enhancing his skill set, specifically focusing on developing a variety of deliveries, including the ‘carrom ball.’ He also praised the legendary West Indian cricketer, Sir Vivian Richards, highlighting Richards’ philosophy of dominating the game regardless of the opposition. Vivian Richards, known for his aggressive approach, maintained a remarkable strike rate of 90 in one-day cricket at a time when the conventional norm was in the 60s/70s.