Pakistan Super League has not only managed to grab attention of the foreign cricketers, but also intrigued interest in foreign broadcasters and commentators.Many of them have praised standards of the cricket in this league.
In the inaugural ceremony of the league in 2016, Ramiz Raja, Bazid Khan, Alan Wilkins, Pat Symcox and Tom Moody commentated during the tournament.
Ian Bishop, Danny Morrison and Mel Jones were the next in the line and added more thrill to the league.
Here is what different commentators have to say about the fourth edition.
The former West Indian fast bowler, Ian Bishop joined PSL back in 2017 and labelled it ‘a great pleasure to work on the HBL PSL 2017’.
His experience was a amazing in Pakistan and with the players and he added that I can see young players like emerging Shadab Khan, Hassan Khan, who went on to captain the Pakistan U19 team the following year.
“I have to say how enjoyable the experience was. It was very well organised. The thing about HBL PSL for me during that experience was that it allowed me and the wider public around the world to see the talent that Pakistan holds and has below the international players,” he said.
The former West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Darren Ganga was only in one season of the league so far.
“My first interaction with the HBL PSL was in 2018. I was immediately greeted with a unique flair and exciting flavour, which to me, was authentic Pakistan. The cricket, the music, the passion of the crowds both in UAE and Pakistan, all reflected the excitement of the people,” he said.
he said that PSL has brought many cricket players and ex-cricketers and colleagues together,
He said that the quality of the cricket was beyond expectations. He was extremely impressed with the fielding standards in the tournamnet.
He was also pleased to see exceptional cricketers grooming and it was nothing different during the PSL.
“Also, Pakistan’s reputation as talent factory was on display again with young spinner Shadab Khan and promising quick Shaheen Shah Afridi bursting into prominence,” he stated. “I can easily see why the HBL PSL is such a big success back home in Pakistan and equally well spectated in the finals due to the quality of top-notch cricketers and T20 cricket played.”
Former Australian women cricketer, Mel Jones is a big fan of the league and she joined the team in 2017.
“Talented, entertaining, competitive and fun,” she expressed while talking about PSL.