Chris Lynn
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Last Update on: March 16th, 2020 at 12:07 pm

Chris Lynn has become the seventeenth overseas player to leave the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has led to a mass exodus of overseas players from Pakistan. Before the Australia star, as many as sixteen overseas players had left the PSL. Peshawar Zalmi James Foster had left the country too last week.

Chris Lynn spent the past three weeks playing for the Lahore Qalandars in the PSL. His decision came just hours after he scored a sensational unbeaten century against Multan Sultans on Sunday to power the Qalandars to the semifinal for the very first time in PSL. He scored 113 as Qalandars chased down 187 inside 19 overs by losing just one wicket.

In reaching his 52-ball century, Chris Lynn smashed eight sixes and a dozen fours against a second-string Multan bowling attack. But before the semifinal clash, he decided to head home and took to Instagram to confirm his decision. Saying that life is more important than cricket, Chris Lynn wrote:

“Thoroughly enjoyed my time at the @thepsl unfortunately in these circumstances I’ve chosen to head home, I’ve always said there is more to life than cricket and this is certainly one of these cases. I have full faith in the @lahoreqalandars to go all the way but more importantly have fun lads! Thank you to everyone involved, Pakistan you have been a blast”

Chris Lynn will need to spend 14 days in self-isolation when he arrives in Australia, with the Australian government enforcing tighter border security laws for anyone landing in the country after midnight Monday. The star batsman scored 284 runs at 40.57 for the Lahore-based outfit this season.

Qalandars will take on Karachi Kings in the semifinal while Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi will lock horns in the other semifinal. Both the games will take place on March 17. The final will take place on March 18.

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