Karachi Kings' skipper, Imad Wasim, took a dig at his former teammate and Pakistan men's cricket team captain Babar Azam ahead of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition. While talking about his team for the new edition of PSL, Wasim said that this year, the franchise has included more match-winners rather than players who play for their personal goals. While Imad didn't mention Babar's name, fans were quick to interpret Pakistan's all-rounder's comment.
"This year, we tried to have more match winners rather than players who play for their personal goals. So, this year, I believe, if we played up to our potential, our team will go deep", Wasim said in an interview with Cricket Pakistan.
Notably, Babar Azam joined Peshawar Zalmi for the PSL 2023 edition after six seasons with Karachi Kings. Azam was also named as the Kings’ skipper back in 2021, replacing Imad Wasim, who led the Kings to a title win in 2020.
However, in Azam's leadership, the Karachi Kings failed miserably as they managed to win just 1 game out of 10.
Imad Wasim also said that the team will not miss Babar Azam this season as "players come and go".
"It doesn't matter to us, players come and go, but nothing is more important than the team; now he's playing for a different team, so good luck to him, this time we want to go for aggressive cricket," Wasim said.
The eighth season of PSL is set to begin on February 13. The final will be played on March 19.