A lot of questions had been raised over Darren Sammy’s on-field performance ahead of the start of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Despite doubts over the veteran all-rounder’s fitness, Peshawar Zalmi decided to go ahead with retaining Sammy as the skipper for the marquee event.
Sammy’s batting deficiencies were prominently on display in the clash against Multan Sultans as the 36-year-old made an abject contribution of two runs from 13 deliveries. Sammy’s struggle at the crease was evident from his inability to handle spin.
He got off the mark after playing 11 dot deliveries on the trot and finally departed when he skied a shorter length ball from Mohammad Irfan. His purposeless innings devoid of intent did little to help Zalmi’s cause as they were bundled out for just 123 on the board.