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Legendary Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has admitted that he is thrilled to be able to play with South Africa spinner Imran Tahir in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Sangakkara, who plays alongside Tahir for the Multan Sultans, admitted that he is intrigued by the 38-year-old’s ability to take wickets.
Tahir is not only the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 victims at an average of 10.20, but he also took a magnificent hat-trick in the Sultans’ nine-wicket win over the Quetta Gladiators, where he dismissed Hasan Khan, John Hastings and Rahat Ali in successive deliveries.
“I think its outstanding,” Sangakkara told Dawn when asked about Tahir’s hat-trick. “The way Imran Tahir bowls, it shows the quality of the man and why he is considered one of the best bowlers in the shorter format of the game. It’s just his control, his awareness, and the fact that he gives everything. It’s a pleasure to play with him.”
Meanwhile, Sangakkara also admitted that the PSL is starting to become one of the biggest domestic Twenty20 competitions in the world. The 40-year-old added that the “level of competition in the league is very high”.
“Some of the best international players are playing alongside great young talent from Pakistan, and the seniors are there too,” he said. “I think it is one the best leagues out there.”