PSL News: Mohammad Amir Shares Babar Azam’s Reaction to Missing Bouncer

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PSL News: Mohammad Amir Shares Babar Azam's Reaction to Missing Bouncer
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In PSL News, Quetta Gladiators fast bowler Mohammad Amir has shared what Peshawar Zalmi’s skipper Babar Azam had to say after facing a tricky bouncer during the second game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine.

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During the Zalmi chase, Amir delivered a sharp bouncer that Azam failed to connect with in the third over. This encounter between the two players has caught the attention of fans, evolving into a notable rivalry within the PSL.

Speaking at a press conference after Quetta’s 16-run victory over Peshawar, Amir stated:

“He’s a fine player, but my primary task has always been to dismiss the top-order batsmen.”

Addressing a reporter’s query about the bouncer incident, Amir revealed, “Regarding that specific delivery, he mentioned it came at him fast, and he couldn’t react in time.”

It’s worth mentioning that Amir bowled an economical four-over spell, conceding 29 runs and claiming one wicket in his debut match for Quetta.

Meanwhile, Azam led the charge for Zalmi with a solid knock of 68 runs off 42 balls, featuring eight boundaries. However, his efforts were in vain as Zalmi fell short of the 207-run target set by the Gladiators.

Zalmi got off to a promising start, with Saim Ayub and Azam forming a solid partnership heading towards a century stand. However, a miscommunication between the two batsmen resulted in Saim’s run-out for 42 runs, leaving Zalmi at 91-1 in 8.4 overs. Mohammad Haris briefly steadied the innings but was dismissed shortly after scoring just 7 runs.

Despite Azam’s efforts, Zalmi struggled as wickets fell at regular intervals. Gladiators’ bowlers put in an outstanding effort, limiting Zalmi to 190 for six wickets, securing a 16-run victory.

In the first innings, Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel dominated the Zalmi bowlers, forming a formidable 157-run partnership. Shakeel departed after a brilliant 74 off 47 balls, including ten boundaries and four sixes. Gladiators’ captain Rilee Rossouw also contributed before being dismissed, while Roy played a vital knock of 75 runs from 48 balls.

With the ball, Salman Irshad stood out for Peshawar Zalmi, claiming three wickets, while Wood and Zeeshan each picked up one wicket.

Overall, it was an enthralling contest between the two sides, with Quetta Gladiators emerging victorious in a thrilling encounter.

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