Pakistan’s domestic t20 tournament 2015 which was finished few days ago with Peshawar region beating Karachi in an exciting contest.
The pitches , commentary box ,broadcasting , umpiring standard everything was criticized by fans and experts but undoubtedly performance shown by players was fantastic . That was because they know PSL is about to start and franchises will look at their recent performance and buy them .
When we look at the scorecards from qualifying round till the final match some new names announced themselves during this tournament as their performances were outstanding especially the Peshawar boys .Raffatullah , Imran Khan Jr. , Iftikhar Ahmed , Faisal Mubashir these guys were treat to watch . These young guns were not one game player they played consistently in every match . Everyone around the world watched experienced Afridi struggling to touch his bat with ball against Imran Khan Jr. , and in general not just Afridi everyone during the tournament struggled against him , he took a hat-trick in one of the game as well.
Faisal Mubashir of Bahawalpur region scored so many fifties during the tournament and showed his potential that he can score runs consistently .And the star of the tournament Raffatullah who was one of the biggest reason behind such fabulous performance of his team , showed the selectors yet again that at the age of 39 he can play consistent , courageous and attacking cricket no matter who the bowler is .
The commentators were criticized that they were doing their job so poorly , but they were senior ex-legends who played for Pakistan for so many years and no one can judge potential of the players playing in this competition better than them .
Yes that’s true that tournament wasn’t properly organized but that’s true too that so many future stars are born during this tournament .The way players have performed during this tournament tells us about the talent present in the country and PSL has to be played after few months where our local players will get a chance to play with stars like Gayle ,Sammy , Maxwell where they will not only learn with these stars their franchise will give them chance to learn also through PSL. Just think of that moment Raffatullah opening the innings with Gayle , after thinking that we can easily say good days of Pakistan cricket are about to come but for that selectors have to give these guys consistent chances so that they can perform consistently for Pakistan at international level .
So we can assume that , Pakistan Super League is going to raise the standard of Pakistan cricket , going to bring up new talent towards the center stage, a strong team and the fan following Pakistan cricket needs right now.