Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings clashed against each other in the 2nd match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 on Tuesday, February 14. The fans witnessed a nerve-wracking match as Peshawar won the match by just 2 runs. They held their nerves to get over the finishing line.
Meanwhile after the match, Peshawar’s captain Babar Azam showed a heartwarming gesture as he was seen helping clean up the ground alongside his teammates and some other players from the Kings. They picked up the plastic bottles and other trash from the ground.
Watch the video here:
Good getsure by babar azam,tye and others they was cleaning the area after the match, Respect pic.twitter.com/FqFWkPaEdH
— Huzaifa khan (@HuzaifaKhan021) February 15, 2023
Talking about the match, the Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first. However, the decision didn’t prove right as Peshawar scored 199 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs, courtesy of brilliant half-centuries from Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Babar Azam.
Imad Wasim’s 80-run knock went in vain
Kohler-Cadmore scored 92 off 50 balls with the help of 7 fours and 6 sixes while Babar scored 68 off 46 balls. He smashed 7 fours and 1 six during his innings. Allrounder James Neesham remained unbeaten on 16 off 11 balls. Mir Hamza, AJ Tye, Imran Tahir, and Ben Cutting took 1-1 wickets for Karachi Kings.
During the run chase, the Kings were under pressure initially as they lost their 2 wickets for just 34 runs. Both Kings openers Matthew Wade and Sharjeel Khan lost their wickets in the powerplay. However, after this, captain Imad Wasim and experienced batsman Shoaib Malik performed brilliantly to bring the team back into the match.
Wasim played an unbeaten knock of 80 runs off just 47 deliveries which included 7 fours and 4 sixes. Despite batting at a strike rate of 170.21, he could not lead his team to victory. Apart from this, an inning of 52 runs came off the bat of veteran Malik. He smashed 4 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Wahab Riaz and James Neesham took 2-2 wickets for Peshawar Zalmi, while Salman Irshad took 1 wicket for 42 runs in 4 overs.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Bhai in se hi Kam krwana h tu management cricket khel lete h🙂
— Najja (@pubgacc615) February 15, 2023
Kya bat hai kaptaan
— Dani Qurshi 342 (@DaniQurshi) February 15, 2023
PCB can't affort extra people for cleaning
— rohit Kushwah (@rohit03603090) February 15, 2023
Oh my god Etna nechey kab gir Gaya pcb 💭💭💭they should have hired some ground staff
— Fantasy learners (@Sharathreddy_05) February 16, 2023
Gesture is commendable, but staff ki kaam kyu kar raha hai?
— Vishnu (@vishnuisthelord) February 16, 2023
Lol Ground staff nahi hain? Or sirf camera ke liye?
— SSA (@visionblogger) February 16, 2023
Yeh Babar cleaning se ziyada utha kar doosri jagah pheenk raha hai
— Sana Muhammadali (@SanaMuhammadal5) February 16, 2023
Ek hi Dil hai kitni baar jeetogay Babar
— Umar Iqbal ® (@MrUmarIqbal) February 16, 2023
safayi karne walo ka paisa Babar ke PR pe kharcha karega PSL to safai khud hi karni padegi na
— Alok Shukla (@fcukTweetr) February 16, 2023
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