English cricketer Sam Billings lauded skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi for his finesse as a captain. After playing for Islamabad United in the first two seasons, Billings was signed by Lahore Qalandars for the eighth season of the PSL.
“What struck me is how quickly he picks up the game. Especially for a young captain and a bowler as well, he’s got a lot on his plate but how he’s dealing with it. He’s very cool, calm, collected character. And he loves the challenge. It’s fantastic, his skills that he’s shown all throughout this tournament hopefully he can lead us to another title,” said Afridi.
“Playing in front of a home crowd, all our games at Lahore have been unbelievable, full crowds everywhere, obviously after the last few years with COVID and everything it is so good to play infront of crowd and the support we’ve had has been incredible. For a foreign player coming over here you realize how much cricket means to the people over here,” the wicketkeeper said.
“Over here you see a lot of bowlers bowling 140 plus, 150. That’s something that I see this the raw ability in terms of pace. I’d say it’s right up there in terms of quality and in terms of enjoyment as well. I absolutely love it,” said Sam Billings about the bowlers.
“He’s a great character full of energy, full of positivity. And now he’s a great teammate, he’s a great man and very much the life of the party,” said Billings, as mentioned in The News International.