Kamran Akmal and Peshawar Zalmi are no more interlinked as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise has decided to part ways with the veteran.
Akmal, who has been associated with the franchise since the maiden edition of the PSL, has served the yellow team for seven straight years. During his tenure, he also became the top run-scorer and stayed for longer until he was replaced by his cousin Babar Azam, who is now the top run-maker of HBL PSL.
The wicketkeeping batter now ranks second with 1972 runs in 75 matches at an average of 27.38 and a strike rate of 136.94. He also has dismissed the most batters behind the stumps, 62, and also has the most number of centuries, 3, in PSL history.
“I am not part of Peshawar Zalmi anymore. Head Coach Darren Sammy informed me that Peshawar Zalmi would not retain me for PSL 8. I will be available for selection in the draft of PSL 8 now, though. Let’s see which franchise picks me,”
He later took it to Twitter and penned out a grateful note for Zalmi, with whom he has spent seven precious years of his life.
Goodbyes are always hard..it has been a wonderful 7 years journey with @PeshawarZalmiThanks for always supporting me in my hard times in my highs and lows.i am and i always will be grateful to u all for believing in me.Special thanks @JAfridi10M.Akram @darensammy88@WahabViki
Goodbyes are always hard..it has been a wonderful 7 years journey with @PeshawarZalmi Thanks for always supporting me in my hard times in my highs and lows.i am and i always will be grateful to u all for believing in me.Special thanks @JAfridi10 M.Akram @darensammy88 @WahabViki
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) November 1, 2022