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Sammy, Amla enjoying stay in Pakistan

Amla believed that Pakistan had a lot of talent that needed to be polished in order to succeed at the highest level

Sammy, Amla enjoying stay in Pakistan PHOTO COURTESY: Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi’s batting coach Hashim Amla and head coach Daren Sammy, while talking to media personnel in Islamabad on Wednesday, revealed that they were enjoying their stay in Pakistan after the postponement of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.

Amla believed that Pakistan had a lot of talent that needed to be polished in order to succeed at the highest level.

“I am feeling good after coming to Islamabad. Pakistan does not lack talent. I am grateful to the people of Pakistan for all the love. I am having a great time with Peshawar Zalmi. We are getting a chance to learn and grow. The most important thing for Pakistan is to take care of this talent and let them grow. The great structure can produce incredible talent,” Amla said.

Sammy echoed Amla’s sentiments and revealed that Pakistan could potentially find replacements for legendary bowlers such as Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

“Pakistan has a lot of up-and-coming talent. There is a lot of talent in the fast-bowling department. I like my role in the field. I have spent five years with Peshawar Zalmi. PSL continues to produce new talent. Pakistan does not lack in talent, they have had great players throughout. You can find a lot of replacements for Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis,” Sammy said.

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Peshawar Zalmi’s captain Wahab Riaz also spoke to the media personnel and claimed that the franchises in the HBL PSL will have to start over as they compete for the title when the tournament resumes.

“The PSL had to be postponed due to the coronavirus. A lot of great talent has been unearthed because of the tournament. Team combinations win you matches. We will have to wait and see which players are available in the next phase. The new players will create their own identities. Let’s see which players work the hardest. I want to keep playing for Pakistan till I can. Teams will have to start over in the PSL when it resumes. A lot of fast-bowlers have come to the forefront during the tournament. You need discipline along with talent in order to succeed at the highest level,” Wahab said.