Imam apologises to Watson over spat in PSL final

Published March 20, 2019
Peshawar Zalmi opener Imam-ul-Haq had landed in hot waters after he gave Quetta Gladiators’ Shane Watson a rude send-off in the final of the fourth edition of the PSL. — Photo courtesy PCB
Peshawar Zalmi opener Imam-ul-Haq had landed in hot waters after he gave Quetta Gladiators’ Shane Watson a rude send-off in the final of the fourth edition of the PSL. — Photo courtesy PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan and Peshawar Zalmi opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, who had landed in hot waters after he gave Quetta Gladiators’ Shane Watson a rude send-off in the final of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has tendered an apology to the Aussie all-rounder for the spat.

Imam took to the twitter to apologise to Watson for the verbal spat during the PSL final at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

Imam said: “Yesterday’s incident happened in the heat of the moment. My reaction to Watson’s inappropriate abusive comments was avoidable, for which I apologise.”

The Peshawar Zalmi opening batsman further said, “It was a good match and a great HBL PSL 2019, let’s enjoy its success. Congrats to Gladiators and Watson for the trophy and awards.”

The incident happened in the 3rd over when Shane Watson was run out and given a send-off by Imamul Haq. Imam pointed him towards the dressing room and both of them exchanged words.

Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2019

Opinion

Editorial

Policy rate hike
Updated 27 Nov, 2022

Policy rate hike

The decision to hike the policy rate by 100bps is a step in the right direction, even if intended to appease the IMF.
Vawda’s reprieve
27 Nov, 2022

Vawda’s reprieve

FAISAL Vawda should be relieved. After years of running from a reckoning for submitting a false declaration in his...
Gujarat’s ghosts
27 Nov, 2022

Gujarat’s ghosts

TWO decades have passed since the bloody Gujarat riots, one of the worst spasms of anti-Muslim violence witnessed in...
March in Pindi
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

March in Pindi

WITH the chief’s appointment out of the way and the army intent on staying out of politics, the fight is now down...
Tough IMF position
26 Nov, 2022

Tough IMF position

THE IMF has made it clear that Pakistan’s “timely finalisation of the [flood] recovery plan” — the key ...
The youth vote
26 Nov, 2022

The youth vote

PAKISTAN is an overwhelmingly young nation, with about 64pc of the population under 30. Yet our political system has...