Anwar Ali
'Kevin Pietersen will be missed this PSL season' - Anwar Ali

The hard-hitting southpaw Anwar Ali shared his three-year journey of Pakistan Super League and aims to lift the title for his team Quetta Gladiators this season.

In an exclusive interview with ARY, Anwar said that he will miss the former English skipper Kevin Pietersen in this PSL,

“We had a great time with Pietersen on and off the field, he is a legendary cricketer and will surely miss him this year”

The 31-year-old bowler has been playing PSL since its beginning, he has been retained by Quetta Gladiators in the silver category.

He recalled the nerve-wracking last-ball thriller against Peshawar Zalmi in the eliminator round of PSL 3, in which he smashed three sixes and a boundary to keep the target down to three, but his partner Mir Hamza was run out as the batsmen tried a second run,

“That was really an exciting and memorable match against Zalmi,” he said, “We have qualified into the finals two times but unfortunately couldn’t lift the title”

With his all-round abilities, Anwar is considered as a key player for Gladiators. He has also played some heroic innings for Pakistan.

The right-arm pacer said that sharing dressing room with the overseas players is a great feeling as it gives confidence especially to the young cricketers,

“Sharing dressing room with the legends like Pietersen and Shane Watson boost up the confidence of a young player and it helps to learn a lot of things to make their game better.”

Pakistan Super League have brought up some scintillating young talent to the international cricket who have stunned the cricketing world with their extraordinary performances.

Replying to a question related to Sarfraz’s captaincy, Anwar said that he has started his cricketing career with Sarfraz and always enjoyed playing under his captaincy,

“I and Sarfraz have played a lot of cricket together, he might get aggressive on the field but off the field he is very friendly with everyone,” Anwar told in his interview.

The Karachi-born cricketer wishes to play the final of PSL in his hometown, he said that playing in your hometown doubles the confidence.

“Karachi is my identity and I hope to play the final in National Stadium.”