Kamran Akmal, the prime batter of Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is no more interlinked with the franchise. The shocking development came our way on Tuesday ahead of the 8th edition of the T20 league, tentatively beginning mid-February.
Despite being underperforming for the past two seasons, Akmal has been a vital cog for Zalmi. He has topped the run-charts of the PSL, having the most runs, while the record now belongs to his cousin, Babar Azam, an essential batter for Karachi Kings.
The veteran’s seven-year journey with the Yellow Army comes to an end as they have decided not to retain him for PSL 8 following his recent performances.
According to Kamran, the newly-appointed head coach Darren Sammy confirmed the news. While confirming through his YouTube channel, he revealed that he is now available to get picked by any franchise in the Player draft.
“I am not part of Peshawar Zalmi anymore. Head Coach Darren Sammy informed me that Peshawar Zalmi will not retain me for PSL 8. I will be available for selection in the draft of PSL 8 now, though. Let’s see which franchise picks me,”
Later, he thanked the franchise officials for having a great stint with them for seven years.
Goodbyes are always hard..it has been a wonderful 7 years journey with @PeshawarZalmiThanks for always supporting me in my hard times in my highs and lows.i am and i always will be grateful to u all for believing in me.Special thanks @JAfridi10M.Akram @darensammy88@WahabViki
Goodbyes are always hard..it has been a wonderful 7 years journey with @PeshawarZalmi Thanks for always supporting me in my hard times in my highs and lows.i am and i always will be grateful to u all for believing in me.Special thanks @JAfridi10 M.Akram @darensammy88 @WahabViki
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) November 1, 2022
He is now the second highest run-scorer in PSL with 1972 runs in 75 matches at an average of 27.38 and strike-rate of 136.94. He also has the most number of centuries in the tournament (3), alongside having the most dismissals behind the stumps, 62.
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