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Aaqib Javed blames injuries for Lahore’s dismal show in PSL-4
Pakistan Super League

Aaqib Javed blames injuries for Lahore’s dismal show in PSL-4

Lahore Qalandars stepped into the fourth season of the glitzy Pakistan Super League (PSL) with a plethora of changes. From team to the officials, there was an overhauling with only a few faces keeping their job. One of them was the head coach Aaqib Javed who consistently failed to produce results despite having a sturdy squad.

Recently, the 46-year old dissected the failures of Lahore Qalandars who remained glued to the bottom of the table for the fourth consecutive year. Contrary to the popular notion of Qalandars having poor management, Aaqib believes that all their plans were dented by continuous injuries of their main players.

The Sheikhupura born pinpointed the injuries of Mohammad Hafeez, AB de Villiers and Brendan Taylor along with Corey Anderson’s inability to bowl. 

Moreover, he added that the last three games proved to be a horrific affair for them as, before that, Lahore was sitting in a good position to qualify for the final-four stage of the tournament. While he is uncertain about his future with the franchise, Aaqib expects Lahore to come back strongly in the fifth season of Pakistan’s biggest T20 extravaganza.