Lahore Qalandars are enjoying a glorious journey in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) under captain Sohail Akhtar who was chosen for the post in the 2020 edition of the extravaganza. The experienced player led his team to the final that happened for the first time in the history of the PSL. Otherwise, Qalandars were known to get terminated occupying the last positions on the points table for 4 years.
Advancing ahead under Akhtar’s commandment, Qalandars ranks fourth on the table winning three out of four games and commencing ahead with their splendid form. Akhtar became the first captain to led the suppressed struggling team to the final, hence, coach Aqib Javed has high hopes for him.
The coach believes that the team has the aerial chance of winning the edition under Sohail, who has expertise and collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s conditions. It is pertinent to mention here that the remaining matches of the PSL 6 are steady to resume by the first week of June in Abu Dhabi.
Qalandars’ coach discloses the chances of winning PSL 6
“You have to pick the individual who is best for your team as captain. Nine out of the 18 people in our squad started their journey with Qalandars. It includes players like Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen, Dilbar, Haris, Daniyal, Maaz Khan, and others. Sohail also started his journey with them, so he knows them inside out and knows how to use their skills and make the best use of them,” he said.
Aqib believes that Akhtar is an underrated player who has led the side to the climax but remains unnoticed. Praising his individual performances, the coach added that other player gets in the news after scoring big but Akhtar remained neglected.
“Sohail’s own performance is pretty good. He has maintained an average of 30 and a strike of 130 plus. Sohail Akhtar is a silent operator and his performance often goes unnoticed. Whereas, if Fakhar or Mohammad Hafeez score, it makes the headlines. He is very effective and has performed as a captain. We won the Abu Dhabi Cup under him and also reached the final last year,” he concluded.