Peshawar Zalmi and Kamran Akmal are no more interlinked as the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise has decided to part ways with him. Akmal, who has been with the franchise since the primary edition of the PSL, has served them for seven straight years.
During his time with Zalmi, he also became the top run-maker and stayed for longer until he was replaced by his cousin Babar Azam, who is now the top run-scorer of HBL PSL. The wicketkeeping batter now ranks in the second slot with 1972 runs in 75 matches at an average of 27.38 and a strike rate of 136.94.
As far as other records are concerned, he has been phenomenal behind the stumps, as he has dismissed the most batters, 62. The wicketkeeping batter also has the most number of centuries, 3, in PSL history.
While talking on his YouTube channel, he revealed that he came to know about the saddening news through newly-appointed coach Darren Sammy. Akmal is now available to be picked in the Player Draft and franchises are likely to run after him.
“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,”
Later, while sharing a thankful note on his Twitter account, Akmal wrote,
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