Former Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar in a recent interview said that he is probably the most loved athlete in his home country as well as in India too. He also revealed about his desire to buy a Pakistan Super League (PSL) outfit in the future, with the hope of making the league a global entity.
The 44-year-old gave a rather bizarre interview lately wherein he expressed interest in becoming a part of the PSL, as an owner of one of the franchises. The former cricketer-turned-commentator also advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to increase the number of teams participating in the PSL.
Shoaib Akhtar sings his own trumpet in his latest interview:
Akhtar, who played 46 Tests for Pakistan alongside 163 ODI matches, is considered a legend in his own right back home, and therefore, he recently spoke about his potential of taking the PSL to a global stage.
“I am probably the most loved guy in Pakistan and across the border. People know me well and I will spread PSL’s brand value across the world and will get investment from all parts if I have a PSL team,” the veteran told Geo News.
He continued, “PCB now have to launch two more teams in the Pakistan Super League. If they see that I am sitting with a counter-bid, they should make sure that one of the teams goes to me.”
Recently, Akhtar had urged people not to panic in the wake of the Coronavirus, which has affected more than 5 million people worldwide. The ongoing PSL season had to be suspended because of the same, as a foreign player started showing symptoms of the contagious illness after leaving Pakistan.
The PCB was left with no choice but to postpone the semifinals and final of the league.
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