Monday Feb 22, 2021
Karachi: Islamabad United’s all-rounder Lewis Gregory is hopeful to continue performing for his side with both bat and ball in the ongoing sixth edition of HBL Pakistan Super League after he took his side to a 3-wicket win over Multan Sultans in Karachi.
The 28-year-old scored 49 off 31 balls to help Islamabad fight back from 74 for 6 while chasing the 151-run target. He also earlier took wickets of James Vince and Khushdil Shah to restrict Sultans to 150 for eight in 20 overs.
“It is great to get a win on the board up front. Hopefully we can build a lot of confidence from that. It is really nice to contribute in any form and to that in a win is really nice,” Gregory said.
“We're here to win. And today was a fantastic start.”
The English batsman added that winning games is all that matters and he is trying to contribute as much as he can. “I'm not massive numbers bloke so it is just that I try and contribute. If it's in the field, with a bat, with the ball, whatever it is, I just try and contribute to win games,” he said.
Gregory, who was making a debut with United, was awarded Man of the Match for his all-round performance. The batsman said that he was hopeful to continue doing the same in more matches to come.
“Any way that I can contribute towards the team in a positive manner is what I'm going to try and do. It was nice to have a pretty all-round day today with both bat and ball and hopefully there's a few more to come,” he said.
The all-rounder was glad to be playing in front of a small crowd in Pakistan, although, he was still missing playing in front of a full house.
“It is great to have some crowd in obviously. It would have been nicer to have a full house but the way the world is at the moment, it is just great to play in front of people and try and entertain as much as we can, he said.
“It is a great experience obviously as cricket is mad out here so it's amazing to be playing in front of them.”