Just two days after Multan Sultans and Pakistan Super League (PSL) were dealt a strong blow after Australia’s Steve Smit was ruled out of the mega event for elbow injury, South Africa’s legendary batsman AB de Villiers has confirmed his arrival in Pakistan for PSL 2019 T20s.
AB de Villiers will represent Lahore Qalandars in HBL PSL 2019 slated to begin on February 14.
Out of a total of 34 matches, eight T20 will take place in Karachi and Lahore respectively.
Lahore Qalandars led by Mohammad Hafeez will play two back to back matches at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 9 and 10 against Islamabad United and Multan Sultans.
South African maestro AB de Villiers confirms that he will be coming to Pakistan for the fourth edition of @TheHBLPSL to play back to back matches at Gaddafi Stadium. 🏏
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) January 14, 2019
Meanwhile in a statement, the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani welcomed the decision of AB de Villiers to play PSL matches in Pakistan. He hoped that spectators will enjoy the best of cricket at Qaddafi Stadium.
The Lahore Qalandars Captain Mohammad Hafeez also said that they are eager to sit along with AB de Villiers at the Lahore-bound flight.
Mohammad Hafeez said that de Villiers is the world’s best player, and expressed hope that the South African super star will leave jammed-packed Qaddafi Stadium with everlasting memories.