Batsman played crucial role in Multan Sultans’ success in competition
Star middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood has revealed that his innings in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 was his best in the competition.
The right-hander was named the Player-of-the-Match after playing a blistering knock of 65 not out off just 35 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes.
While talking in a Pakistan Cricket Board’s podcast, the Multan Sultans’ star batsman gave credit to the management for giving him the confidence to perform in the competition.
“Among the innings I played [in PSL 6], I rate this innings [in the final] very highly,” he said. “Firstly, it was against a very quality bowling attack and secondly because I did not come out to bat in the powerplay. The runs I scored previously came through my attacking batting in the powerplay but this time I batted with responsibility. Credit goes to Rilee Rossouw as well for the way he batted as it made my job easier.
“Undoubtedly, this is the best I have ever played in PSL in terms of consistency. But the credit goes to management as well for making me bat in the top-order where I can go out there, express myself and take responsibility. They made me feel that I’m a match-winner and I’m very happy that I could contribute to the championship.”
Maqsood was also named the Player-of-the-Tournament after scoring 428 runs at an average of 47.55 and strike-rate of 156.77, which included five fifties.