President Karachi Kings, Wasim Akram said he and the head coach of the team Mickey Arthur believe on fighting till the last ball.
“My and Mickey Arthur’s Mantra is to fight till the last ball, I have no doubt that if we do it, we will get positive results,” said the former fast bowler.
Pakistan’s former captain said that Karachi Kings do not have big names in the ranks like AB de Villiers or Kieron Pollard, but they have picked up useful players. Moreover, he stressed upon the need to show their best in fielding.
“If you have a strong fielding unit, you will win the in the long run, the environment is nice and relaxed, we are not under any sort of pressure,” said the Sultan of Swing.
The fast bowling great is looking to get bowlers into the right mindset, including Mohammad Amir, who seems to have lost his magic a bit.
“He is swinging the ball in the nets, I was discussing it with the bowlers and I believe they have a defensive mindset, they do not take chances in the first six overs to swing the ball,” he said. “I am trying to tell them if they do not get enough swing, concentrate on containing, I cannot make a difference in weeks, I am working on their psyche.”
Akram hailed the passion of Karachi Kings’ owner Mr. Salman Iqbal and added that he is very excited for this season once again.
“He [Mr. Salman Iqbal] has played cricket himself, he is very much involved in selection,” said the president. “We also explain him everything and he understands it, every owner deserves to be explained because they are expanding a lot of money for the love of the game and for the country,” he added.