Former New Zealand cricketer-turned-commentator, Simon Doull opened up about the mental torture he faced in Pakistan during the PSL 2023. The famous Indian Premier League (IPL) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) commentator revealed how living in the country was nothing less than a nightmare for him.
Doull also talked about how he had to survive in India’s neighbouring nation without food for several days, and somehow, he managed to escape the country. He made all these claims following his criticism of Babar Azam’s strike rate during the PSL 2023.
The former cricketer was recently reported to receive plenty of flak when he voiced criticism against the Pakistan captain Babar Azam. The matter got ugly in no time as Doull and former Pakistan cricketer Aamer Sohail engaged in a verbal argument while they were on air. Following the argument, he said he couldn’t escape the hotel as Babar Azam’s fans were waiting for him outside but Doull was grateful that he managed to escape the country anyhow.
Speaking to a news channel in Pakistan, he said, "Living in Pakistan is like living in jail. I was not allowed to go out as Babar Azam fans were waiting for me. And I stayed without food for many days. Even I was mentally tortured, but by the grace of God, I somehow escaped."
Simon was recently seen criticizing Virat Kohli for his 10 ball-gap between 42 and 50 during the batter’s 61 off 42 knock against Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023. He said, “From 42 to 50, he took 10 balls. He is concerned about his personal milestones. I don’t think there’s room for that in this game anymore."
One of the most renowned voices in the Indian Premier League, the former pacer is in India right now as IPL is undergoing its 16th edition.