'I don't run on petrol to hit 300 sixes every day,' Asif Ali slams critics

The 32-year-old will play for Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 9

February 15, 2024
Asif Ali talks to the media in Lahore - AUTHOR

Pakistan hard-hitting batter Asif Ali has slammed his critics for misinterpreting the statement of hitting around 300 sixes in a day.

Earlier, Asif reportedly said that he hits more than 100 sixes in a day, in the nets, so that he could smash four or five in the match. However, the middle-order batter said that it was projected wrongly by the writer.

"I don't run on petrol to hit 300 sixes daily," Asif said while talking to the media as he prepare to represent Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine.

"I used to practice hitting sixes during the camp in the NCA, but there was a mistake in my statement and also who wrote," he added.

Asif has been out of the Pakistan team for more than one year. He has worked on his shortcomings while being away from the side.

"Cricket is the name of pressure, this thing has to be handled well. I have experience of playing with different teams abroad. I have worked on what I lacked, I will try to show them in PSL," he added.

"I have not lost hope, if I am lucky, I will make a comeback. The first step is to perform well in PSL," he maintained.

Meanwhile, the 32-year-old praised Babar Azam, who is the captain of Zalmi.

"Babar is captaining the same way he led Pakistan. He tries to guide all the players on the field," he added.

Asif thanked Babar for showing trust in him and picking him in Zalmi.

Remember, PSL 9 will be held in four cities — Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi — with the final of the event taking place at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on March 18.

Like the previous edition, the PSL 9 will take place in two legs with Multan Cricket Stadium and Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium hosting 14 matches between them from February 17 to 27. The action then moves to Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium and Karachi’s National Bank Stadium, where 16 matches will be held from February 28 to March 12. The event will then move to Karachi in its entirety for the playoffs

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.