The Quetta Gladiators’ skipper stressed that Du Plessis was a world-class cricketer who had performed incredibly throughout the world
Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, expressed hope that South Africa’s veteran batsman Faf Du Plessis would bring his stunning Indian Premier League (IPL) form to the upcoming matches of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.
The Quetta Gladiators’ skipper stressed that Du Plessis was a world-class cricketer who had performed incredibly throughout the world.
“Faf Du Plessis is a world-class player. His overall performances throughout the world have been incredible. With the way his performances and form has been going on in the IPL, I am hopeful that he will bring the same form for us and deliver winning performances for the team,” Sarfaraz said.
The 34-year-old also clarified why he felt the need to open for his side in the initial matches of the HBL PSL 6 only to drop back to his usual middle-order spot.
“The team management had decided that I should play a little higher in the batting order. So we made a combination accordingly. That is why I came to open in the start. But then I realised that we needed someone in the middle-order since we had a player like Saim Ayub, who we picked from the emerging category, as an opener. So we decided to play them on their natural number. I was then tasked with settling the team in the middle order. That is why we changed our strategy accordingly and I came back to my own number,” he concluded.