Nadeem Omar, the owner of one of the PSL’s franchises, Quetta Gladiators, has earlier said that Jason Roy, one of the players of Quetta Gladiators, broke his all five bats out of aggression after getting out in the dressing room.
In response, Jason Roy replied that it is not correct and the bats got weakened and were broken because of excessive usage and weather.
Nadeem Omar also revealed that the management later arranged bats for Jason with the help of Ahmed Shehzad.
“Very few people know that Roy broke all his bats, five to be exact in the dressing room in frustration. We arranged new bats for him in Rawalpindi with the help of Ahmed Shehzad,” Omar said during a Youtube video.
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) April 25, 2020
That’s not correct. 3 bats broke due to the dry weather and using them in the nets too much. I only took 3 or 4 bats over with me to Pakistan.
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) April 25, 2020
“That’s not correct. 3 bats broke due to the dry weather and using them in the nets too much. I only took 3 or 4 bats over with me to Pakistan.” replied Jason.
Omar also mentioned the struggles Jason did for his franchise, Quetta Gladiators. He performed well outta there but still, a bit more was expected from him. Quetta Gladiators overall performance was not up to the mark as they became the first team to get knock out. They ended at the last position on the standing table of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“Jason Roy kept on saying that he was not able to middle the ball while batting. Also, I think he and Shane Watson were not able to complement each other at the top of the order because Watson prefers the big shots while Roy likes to run quickly between the wickets in order to score runs.
“We also asked both of them to try batting lower down the order but they refused while citing valid reasons,” Omar added. Gladiators, who were the defending champions, failed to make it to final four in PSL 2020.
However, PSL got interrupted in its midway due to Coronavirus outbreak. A few matches were also held behind the closed doors. When the league was remaining with three matches; two semifinals and a final, the lockdown deprived the world of all sports activities hence, PSL got affected as well.