Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq appreciated fast bowler Muhammad Sami’s bowling performance by calling him a “Proven Match Winner”.
Speaking about the match changing last over, Misbah-ul-Haq said that Mohammad Sami is a proven match winner bowler and if there was someone we could turn to for the last over, it was Mohammad Sami. With all of his experience, it turned out to be the right decision.”
He said: “We were under pressure for 18 overs, but that’s cricket. We held our nerves, stuck to a plan, and thanks to Allah it worked out.”
Let me tell you that Sami delivered one of his best spells in T20 cricket to defend 5 runs off the last over, helping Islamabad United to defeat Quetta Gladiators by one run and confirming a berth in the Pakistan Super League playoffs.
Mohammad Sami who is celebrating his 36th birthday today, in a facebook live session said that while bowling the final over he ensured that he sticks with the team plan.
Let me tell you that few days ago in 14th match of Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Sami failed to defend six runs in his last over as Grant Elliott sealed a one-wicket win for Lahore Qalandars with a six against Islamabad United in the final over.
It tells us that cricket is a by chance game as you can see a bowler who failed to defend six runs in an over today defended 5 runs in an over.