Lahore Qalandar’s star, Ben Dunk has confirmed his availability for the Lahore Qalandars in the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020). Ben was seen aggressive on the crease scoring some potent runs for Qalandars and is aiming to lift the trophy this season.
PSL 2020: Ben Dunk seeking to lift the trophy for Lahore Qalandars
“I’m really privileged to be coming back to Pakistan and playing these finals. I really hope that we perform well but more importantly that we provide you guys, sitting at home, who have had a tough last seven or eight months, some entertainment,” he said.
Discussing Qalandars’ previous years, he said the journey has not been good for them and as they were exceptional this season, he is optimistic to get back. He is aiming to turn his double figures into triple figures and will collaborate with other men to lift the trophy this season.
“We had some really good momentum going. I’m hopeful and optimistic that we can get back. I can play some really good cricket along with the other guys,” he said.
“I know that the Qalandars probably haven’t had as much success in previous years as they would’ve liked but we’re well on our way; we just need to play some good cricket in November.”
“I’d love to get three figures and it’d be pretty special to get three figures in the final. That would be pretty amazing but like I said, most important for me is that we get the wind,” he said.
“Lahore hasn’t played any finals before, so it’s gonna be a new experience for the franchise and for the team. It’s going to be really exciting and I can’t wait to get back over there and be a part of it.”
“I don’t like respectable losses. I think they’re a bit of a cop-out. You know, you’re better off if you’re going to lose in a way that you could potentially win. I really don’t like if you’re chasing 180 getting to 140 or 150, but never looking like you’re going to win, give yourself a chance to win the game first, and then see,” he said.
Praising Haris Rauf, who has been a star for the Big Bash League (BBL) Melbourne Stars, said that he is a young talent and his story is amazing.
“They created this pathway where guys are coming from obscure backgrounds and going on to play for Pakistan which is every young child’s dream. I was really fortunate to see the rise of Haris Rauf in Australia with the Melbourne Stars. It really is just an amazing story.”
“The Melbourne stars has a rich history of getting overseas players, we’ve had Dale Steyn, Kevin Peterson, Luke Wright, you know, guys who have really experienced cricketers and have played a lot of cricket. But watching Haris, who had not played much cricket, was pretty clear that he was really special,” he said.
He also allotted certain facts about the die-hard fans and the commendable audience on the grounds who will now be watching the matches from TV.
“The tournament is of an amazing standard. To play with players of that caliber in their own conditions at home is always a really good challenge. Although there won’t be any spectator in person they’ll be able to watch on TV and hopefully I can give them some joy after,” he said.