Saturday 17th March, 2018: The Karachi Kings have truly become a force to reckon with. Defying all odds, the team shows more zeal and vigor to win, fighting till the last ball as the series progresses. Without a doubt, the addition of Shahid Afridi and captain ship of Imad Wasim has had a positive impact.
With some of the most memorable performances, the team made strides in all areas of the game. Afridi had outstanding stats in nearly every match. The batting lineup has been impressive, heavy hitters Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam ranked at the top of the list. The team also scored the highest total in the series. With electrifying fielding, Afridi, Denly and Imad taking close to impossible catches. Imad’s catch resulted in an injury taking him out of the game for a few matches, he is replaced by Eoin Morgan as captain for the time being. The match ended with a nail-biting finish in the climactic super over. Despite a few losses the Karachi Kings roared back, clenching the second position in the rankings. The support for Karachi Kings has been tremendous throughout, the fans along with superstars and celebrities of the industry fueled the team every step of the way. The Kings will face Islamabad in the qualifier match on 18th of March. International players Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Tymal Mills and David Wiese are ready to travel to Pakistan to compete in the final spell of matches.
Speaking about the team performance, Mr. Salman Iqbal – owner Karachi Kings said ‘It makes us proud to watch our team give their best, Afridi, Ingram, Babar and Imad as captain have truly made a difference. We look forward to bringing cricket back to our home ground and emerge as the victors. Imad’s injury was very unfortunate, but he his healing well and we hope to see him on the field soon’.
The management and members of the Karachi Kings team are deeply grateful to the love and support shown by the fans and especially our sponsors, Bahria Town (Titanium Sponsor), Nurpur and The Arkadians (Platinum Sponsor), Shield (Gold Sponsor), Imtiaz Super Store (Official Super Market), Brighto Paints (Official Paint Partner), 5 Star Foam and Shahid Afridi Foundation (Official Partner), Naya Nazimabad (Official Home Ground Partner), Golden Pearl Cosmetics (Official Beauty Cream Partner), Zee International School (Official Academic Partner). We would also like to thank FM 107 and Radio Awaz (Radio Partners) and Lucky One, Ocean Mall and Dolmen Mall (Mall Partners).