Asif Ali appreciates Lahore Qalandars for grooming youngsters

Qalandars XI beat PCB XI in T10 exhibition match at Narowal Sports Complex

By Web Desk
May 29, 2023
Asif Ali represented PCB XI in exhibition match in Narowal - filed photo

Pakistan's hard-hitting batter Asif Ali lauded Lahore Qalandars for providing a platform to young cricketers.

While sharing his thoughts in a video, Asif said Qalandars have groomed players at higher level. 

"I would like to appreciate Lahore Qalandars for providing wonderful opportunities to youngsters," he said. 

"Tahir Baig and Fakhar Zaman played good cricket in Narowal. Tahir is a product of Qalandars and it shows how they groomed players," he added. 

Qalandars XI trounced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) XI by 10 wickets in the T10 exhibition match at the Narowal Sports City on Sunday.

Chasing a target of 120 runs, Qalandars reached home in 7.4 overs.

Opener Fakhar led the charge for the Qalandars and remained unbeaten on 68 runs in 23 balls.

Zaman's fellow opener Tahir Baig also provided great support with 51 runs in 23 balls.

Earlier, the PCB XI had set a target of 120 runs after winning the toss and deciding to bat against Qalandars XI

Asif looked in great touch with the bat and smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground. He also hit Haris Rauf for four consecutive sixes in an over and remained unbeaten on 62 runs in only 26 balls.

Lahore were led by pacer Rauf, meanwhile veteran wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal was in charge of the PCB XI.