Candidates turned out in big numbers on the second day of Karachi Kings’ talent hunt program, Khiladi Ki Khoj. Young cricketers bowled and bat their heart out to impress the selectors, some got succeed and others were advised to work harder.
The trials that kicked off early in the morning, continued till the dusk. Selectors kept a keen eye on the candidates to weigh their talent. According to Saleem Yousuf, they tend to look for the hidden potential in individuals. For instance, in a batsman, they look closely to his stance, his shot selection and somewhat his footwork. On the other hand, bowlers are being judged over their line, length and pace.
Karachi has tons of talent, at least three unique bowlers were reported in the trials trials, who can bowl with both arms and with same accuracy. One of them was a fast bowler as well.
There were thousands of budding cricketers at National Stadium Karachi and some of them were really different from the lot. One of the many participants that reported to trial was a cricketer, who could not speak or hear and he could only communicate in sign language. It shows that what this game means to the people of this country. Nothing keeps them away from following and playing cricket. Karachi Kings have given every individual a chance to come forward and prove their mettle.
The talent hunt initiated by Karachi Kings is not just featuring participants from this city. There are cricketers coming from interior Sindh and other provinces as well. And this is not it, there was a family, who had brought their kid all the way to Karachi from Dubai just for the sake of these trials.
The selected players will be included in the PSL draft’s Emerging Players category. The talent hunt will not only be proved to be fruitful for the PSL, but, the country will be benefitted from it.