Saturday, 23 October 2021

Karachi Kings dedicate PSL final win to Dean Jones

KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League 2020 champions Karachi Kings have dedicated their victory to their late coach Dean Jones, saying that it was his hard work that enabled them to achieve the task.

The Karachi Kings’ coach filling in for Jones, Wasim Akram, said: “Of course this win is for Dean Jones […] it’s the late Jones’ hard work that had brought this about.”

Karachi Kings played a tremendous match against Lahore Qalandars and beat them by five wickets to finally be crowned the new champions.

Although Lahore-born Babar Azam’s unbeaten 63 would likely steal the headlines, the victory was actually built on the hard work done by Karachi’s unheralded, uncapped and unknown medium-pacers Umaid Asif, Waqas Maqsood and Arshad Iqbal.

The trio laid the foundation over which Babar later capitalised and got his side the victory in a comfortable run chase.

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