'Talented, entertaining, treat to watch': Hashim Amla showers praise on Pakistan cricket team

Published February 3, 2022
A photo of former South African batting great Hashim Amla who currently serves as the batting mentor for Peshawar Zalmi in HBL PSL 7. — Peshawar Zalmi Twitter
A photo of former South African batting great Hashim Amla who currently serves as the batting mentor for Peshawar Zalmi in HBL PSL 7. — Peshawar Zalmi Twitter

South African batting great Hashim Amla was full of praise for the Pakistan cricket team on Monday, describing the team as "talented, entertaining and a treat to watch".

Speaking exclusively on Dawn News TV’s sports show Replay, Amla discussed the state of Pakistan cricket and the series of accolades recently won by its players.

He described skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan as "fantastic players", saying their partnership was a "major plus" for Pakistan cricket in all formats of the game and the kind of chemistry they have formed can be the foundation of any successful team.

Read more: Babar, Rizwan, Shaheen named in ICC T20I team of the year

Coming to the HBL Pakistan Super League 7, he praised the tournament's standards and talent available on show. When questioned on the growth of the younger lot such as Hussain Talat and Haider Ali, Amla described both the players as "hungry" and eager to learn from their seniors, adding that they have a "great future ahead of them".

Amla also praised the quality of the bowling standard in this PSL edition, adding that it would “increase the overall skill level of everyone around”.

“As always, the PSL will unearth a quality fast bowler from the young talent it is grooming,” he predicted.

He also spoke of Peshawar Zalmi's bench strength and squad, saying that he was "very happy" with the mix of talent available to him.

Amla joined Zalmi as their batting mentor after concluding his mandatory quarantine.

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