Karachi Kings (KK) has named all-rounder Imad Wasim as the new captain of the franchise for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) to be played in 2018. The formal announcement was made Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal who broke the news to media in the press conference comprising of Shahid Afridi and various players.
Shahid Afridi made the announcement that Imad Wasim will be the new captain of the franchise for the coming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The former legendary all-rounder Afridi clearly stated that Imad is the best player to lead the side for the next edition. He also stated he does not want to take the burden of the captaincy for the coming season.
Shoaib Malik decided to resign from captaincy last season during the half-way stage into the competition as Ravi Bopara stepped in to see Karachi Kings endure a poor first season of the league. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara led the side for the second edition of the league.
Kings would be focused to win silverware next year after failing to win the big prize in the first two editions. New captain Imad Wasim clearly stated that they will focus on playing attacking brand of cricket that should serve them for the coming season.
“I am an aggressive player who looks to make an impact for the side with bat and ball. I will try to go one step further to make sure the side does well in the competition,” Imad said.
Imad Wasim also hailed Sarfraz Ahmed as the captain of the national side. He said that wicket-keeper has been a revelation for the side and his captaincy has turned things around for Pakistan in a big way. “Sarfraz gives a lot of confidence to all the players in the side and always aspire to do his best on the field for Pakistan,” Imad said.
The all-rounder said that no player in the side takes Sarfraz in the wrong way as he always wants the side to do well. He said that all the players are happy playing for Pakistan under his captaincy.The all-rounder also praised management for their support and encouragement and stated that the current atmosphere in the dressing room is the best one in the history of Pakistan cricket.