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Legendary Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas has revealed that the one issue he has with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and other domestic Twenty20 competitions is the fact that it is hard to find quality batsmen.
Abbas, who is one of the greatest batsmen Pakistan has ever produced, noted that he feels this way since many batsmen in such tournaments don’t stay at the crease long enough to show off their skills and prove their worth.
However, the 71-year-old pointed out that if a player were to bat out the full 20 overs, then it would be worth keeping an eye on them.
“You can’t get good batsmen from Twenty20 cricket as most of them get to bat for a few overs,” Abbas, who is the president Peshawar Zalmi, was quoted as saying by the PSL’s website. “But, yes, if someone gets to bat the full 20 overs, then he can establish himself as batsman.”
However, Abbas admitted that all the Twenty20 leagues that have popped up around the world provide an excellent platform for young players to make a name for themselves and get selected in their country’s national team.
“The the main objective of the HBL PSL is to give new talent to Pakistan cricket,” he said. “Twenty20 leagues have become a phenomenon around the world and is a good opportunity for young players.”