In an exclusive interview with Dialogue Pakistan, the former national cricket team’s Captain and coach Rashid Latif has said that no matter how many new records you are making, if you’re playing more than 90 balls out of 120 balls (20 overs) and still lose the match then you are responsible.
Talking about the sixth match of this year’s Pakistan Super League, played between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United, Rashid says: ” Islamabad won the match without making any new record and took two points on table.”
Karachi Kings set a target of 197 runs against Islamabad United who won the match by 5 wickets. In their Innings Karachi Kings’ batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam made outstanding partnership of 176 runs but all in vain.
While commenting on the importance of winning the toss, Rashid says that generally the teams, in their first innings, are scoring less as compare to their batting strength.
According to the former cricketer, the results could have been reversed by setting a target of more than 200 runs.
For today’s match between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars, Rashid has said that it will be difficult for Lahore Qalandars if they bat first because they do not have Rashid Khan now.
Watch Rashid Latif’s full conversation with Dialogue Pakistan.