WATCH: Imad Wasim caught smoking inside dressing room during PSL 9 Final

The video has since gone viral on social media

By Web Desk
March 18, 2024
Screengrab of Imad Wasim smoking. - PSL

Islamabad United all-rounder Imad Wasim was seen smoking a cigarette in the dressing room during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine final against Multan Sultans at Karachi's National Bank Cricket Arena on Monday.

The 35-year-old took a fifer and after finishing his spell, he returned to the dressing room and was caught smoking. The video has since gone viral on social media.

There have been instances where players have been caught smoking in the dressing room. In 2022, Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Shahzad was caught smoking and was reprimanded by match officials.

Meanwhile, during the ODI World Cup, Australia's Glenn Maxwell was seen smoking an e-cigarette in the dressing room.

It must be noted Imad created history as he became the first player to take a five-wicket haul in a PSL final.

He started the innings brilliantly by taking two wickets in his first over, removing in-form Yasir Khan and David Willey.

Imad continued to produce magic with the ball as he went on to remove three more Sultans batters — Khushdil Shah, Johnson Charles and Chris Jordan — becoming just the first player to take five wickets in a PSL final.

Meanwhile, United's chase is underway after Sultans set a 160-run target.

Iftikhar Ahmed proved his prowess in the last overs as the 33-year-old concluded his short cameo scoring 32 runs on 20 balls with the help of three fours and as many sixes.

The platform was laid by Sultans' leading run-getter of the competition, Usman Khan. He made 40-ball 57.

Islamabad United: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Hunain Shah, Tymal Mills

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Yasir Khan, Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Usama Mir, Mohammad Ali, Abbas Afridi