As if the spot-fixing raw of 2010 wasn’t enough to shake Pakistan Cricket, the horror returned in the second edition of the highly celebrated Pakistan Super League (PSL) which saw dynamic opening batsman Sharjeel Khan getting banned for 5 years.
Considering the progress of him as a batsman and Pakistan’s dire need to have attacking players in the line-up, this went down as a gruesome episode for the boys in green. The loss was rued not only by Pakistan but by the outer world too as they believed that a special batting talent was lost.
Playing for Islamabad United, it all happened during former captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s watch about which he opened up recently. The most successful Test skipper opined that Sharjeel’s ban was a major loss for Pakistan as he was a natural talent.
Sharing his disappointment on the sorrowful incident, the 45-year old added that since Saeed Anwar, Pakistan struggled to find a world class left-handed batsman and Sharjeel was a rarity. Moreover, the Mianwali born also discussed the modern day cricket which was an ideal frame for someone like Sharjeel.