PSL 9: Jason Roy's outburst after being dismissed gets criticized by Wasim Akram

PSL 9: Jason Roy’s outburst after being dismissed gets criticized by Wasim Akram. Tensions erupted between Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators in the recent Pakistan Super League as England’s Jason Roy and Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed were at the center of a heated argument The incident took place when Gladiators scored a target of 186 runs. The two spoke after Roy called them on DRS against David Willey.

Roy confronted Iftikhar Ahmed on the field, requiring Sultan players, including skipper Mohammad Rizwan, to intervene to diffuse the situation Former Pakistan captain Waseem Akram weighed in on the incident, expressing disappointment over Roy’s actions and stressing the importance of respecting Pakistani players and culture.

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“Jason Roy should know he is in Pakistan. We should respect our players and our culture. Why did he come out and get angry? It is his fault and there is no point in his anger. He does it regularly,” Akram said in an interview with a local sports department.

Roy’s frustration peaked when he failed to activate the DRS in time, leading to his dismissal and spectacular outburst, where he dropped his bat and helmet His departure proved a crucial moment with the Sultans carrying the momentum into the final of PSL 2024 a compelling 79-run victory in the group stage.

If the playoff schedule is confirmed, Sultan will face Peshawar Zalmi in Qualifier 1 on March 14, while Gladiators will take on Islamabad United in an eliminator on March 15. The Zalmis have two chances to qualify for the PSL 9.  In the final, the loser of Qualifier 1 is scheduled to face the winner of the eliminator on 16 March.

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