PSL will be a major challenge, but I am ready for it: Fawad

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Karachi

Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed feels that playing in the Pakistan Super League this season will be a “massive challenge” and he’s ready for it.

In an interview Fawad said that his goal in PSL is simple: to contribute towards his team’s cause, even if it means taking just one catch or bowling a good over.

“I am grateful that in the time of [the] COVID pandemic, we still get to play cricket. We love this game and it is also our source of income.

So, I am very grateful that we have another opportunity to play quality cricket and I am really looking forward to it,” he said about the PSL remainders.

“It is going to be a massive challenge because I just came from a very cold winter in Melbourne and am adjusting to the opposite of extreme heat. I am looking forward to it. Let’s see how we go,” he said.

Fawad, who has played three ODIs and two T20Is for Australia, observed that his side Islamabad United isn’t getting enough fanbase support despite being the most successful side.

He hoped that Islamabad United will continue to play professional cricket in the PSL6 remainders, starting from June 9 in Abu Dhabi.

“My goal is to contribute to the team’s cause and share my experience with youngsters. It is about contribution.

Even one wicket or catch of yours can be good for your team. It may not seem big from the outside, but when you do a deep analysis, that wicket, catch or a good over will have played an important part in the team’s cause,” Fawad said while emphasising on playing as a team for success in tournament.

He said it is a team game and six to seven players are needed to do well throughout the tournament. “A few batsmen and bowlers should consistently do well.

Individual brilliance can win one or two games, but to win the tournament, you need to do well as a team,” he said.—Agencies