Star South African cricketer, Faf du Plessis, is ‘blown away’ by the quality and the number of fast-bowlers in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Du Plessis, who is ready to represent the Quetta Gladiators in the remaining matches of the sixth edition, said that PSL is known for producing quality fast-bowlers. Whereas the Indian Premier League has been producing world-class spinners.
“Pakistan is known for producing quality fast bowlers. I am surprised to see that every PSL team has at least three fast bowlers who can bowl over 140kph. Coming from a country like South Africa myself, where you grow up facing a lot of pacers, I was surprised to see the number of guys that can bowl 140-plus in the competition. There is a batting talent as well, but fast bowling stands out.”
On the other hand, the IPL has got a massive spin bowling talent. India has got several spinners who can play at the international level, he said.
Commenting on the life inside bio-secure bubbles, the former Protease skipper said that bio-bubble has become a norm and sports continuation depends on this phenomenon.
“It is a reality, and nobody can deny this. In fact, we should be thankful to the governments and organizers around the world that make arrangements for us so we can play the game.”
He said that players need to fulfill their responsibilities, and they must follow the SOPs to keep themselves and others safe.
“In my case, I have been in the quarantine for seven days in Abu Dhabi with my family and two kids. Believe me, it is more difficult to handle these kids in one room than face a new ball in a Test match,” du Plessis said.