Pakistan Super League (PSL) has made a name for itself in a relatively short span, attracting big names from across the globe. From world-class cricketers to renowned commentators and presenters, PSL has provided the fans with top-notch entertainment ever since its inauguration in 2016.
This year, the buzz around the country’s biggest cricketing event is far greater than the previous years, everyone’s talking about the game, the international stars are sharing their eagerness to visit Pakistan to play before the electric crowds.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that 40 foreign cricketers will arrive in Pakistan to play for their respective teams in the 4th season of the league. The biggest of these names is AB de Villiers and the cricket fans are overjoyed to hear his announcement visit Pakistan.
Let’s have a look at what the international stars are saying about PSL.
AB de Villiers
I still remember the support and appreciation we received in 2007. Furthermore, I feel I have a role to play in helping international cricket return to Pakistan.
PSL 2019 promises to be even more exciting. I can’t wait to share the field with guys like Daren Sammy, Misbah, Wahab, Chris Jordan & Hasan Ali. Each year PSL offers an electrifying atmosphere & buzz from the grand opening ceremony till the last match.
We’re a new team but we’ve some quality experience in our dressing room with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Andre Russell & Mohammad Irfan. All of these guys are proven match-winners & I hope to have my hands on the trophy with them this March.
We’ve changed a few things & have a great squad with guys like Mohammad Hafeez, AB de Villiers, Fakhar Zaman, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali & Sandeep Lamichhane. I’m hoping this can be our year & we can reward the Qalandars fans by lifting the trophy.
Pakistan cricket is lucky to have an exciting crop of youngsters including the likes of Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Rumman Raees and I look forward to sharing the dressing room with these lads.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the extremely competitive cricket that the PSL has to offer. Pakistan has incredible young cricketing talent and these youngsters have an opportunity to learn from some of the best cricketers in the world during the PSL.
I have heard great things about the experience of playing in front of packed houses in Pakistan and I think that is something I am really looking forward to at this year’s PSL.
I’ve fond memories of my tours to Pakistan & I’m thrilled to be heading to UAE & Pakistan for PSL 2019. Having played & coached there I know how much exciting talent the country holds & I look forward to giving my take on the competition & players on show.
The energy in Lahore last year was amazing. I cannot forget how the fans welcomed us with open arms and all of them, young and old had incredible passion for the game.
There was a lot of excitement all around when we landed in Karachi for the PSL final last year. The energy in the city was amazing & it felt like we were part of a big festival. Winning the PSL trophy in Karachi is a memory I will cherish for a long time.
I have a very special relationship with Pakistan and every time I interact with Pakistani fans or play in front of them, it just fills my heart with so much joy.