Lahore Qalandars once again failed to qualify for the eliminators. It’s been the third time straight that the Lahore team is out of the tournament. Qalandars never succeeded to head to the eliminators.
Lahore played seven games but won only one game. Lahore is at the last in point table. Lahore has an almost blind chance to go ahead if they won next games. Their hopes are shattered with Quetta Gladiators and Karachi King winning last days games.
The team management is still backing the Kiwi Captain of Lahore Qalandars. Fawad Rana emphasized that the way Brendon McCullum is playing he is the only person to lead. He is playing against his nature of the game. He has been playing a great game in this season but the proper batting combination couldn’t be made effective to win games. These remarks came when Brendon McCullum said that he is ready to give up captaincy if it improves the team performance. This statement of him proves his selfless approach.
Answering a question he said. “ We have one year after it to review the performances.”
Bazid Khan also suggests Lahore Qalandars to change the coach. PSL level has increased and to win in this limited over cricket, the teams have to be outstanding in every department.
Qalandars Contribution to National Team:
Lahore never made it to the eliminators but almost in every season, they have given a player to Pakistan National Team. Last time Qalandars have given fiery Fakhar Zaman who played a key role in winning champions trophy for Pakistan. This time we have seen Shaheen Afridi who took 5 wickets, bowled triple maiden and bowled 18 dot-balls in 3.4 overs. He is going to be a brighter prospect for Pakistan Team. A good thing about him is that he is just 17 years old. He is a real gem.
Lahore Qalandar also did their hunt in Kashmir from where they found a sapphire in form of Salman Irshad. These two bowlers are appreciated by the bowling giants of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram.