After serving his suspension because of involvement in a spot-fixing scandal, hard-hitting opening batsman Sharjeel Khan is set to get back to competitive cricket. The explosive cricketer was snapped up by Karachi Kings for the upcoming edition of the highly admired Pakistan Super League (PSL) and mentor Wasim Akram has shown his full support to Sharjeel.
Because of being away from cricket for so long, many cricket pundits called the move a ‘risky selection’. However, Wasim Akram, who worked with him while coaching Islamabad United, said that his past experience made him understand the prowess of Sharjeel. Therefore, the 53-year old said that lefty is capable of giving Karachi explosive starts and prove his mettle in PSL 5.
It is important to note that the 30-year old cricketer has 300 runs in 12 innings of PSL at an average of 27.27. He was also the first batsman to score a ton in the 20-over competition. However, it remains to be seen how he fares in the company of batters like Babar Azam, Alex Hales and Cameron Delport.