Retired South African cricketer, AB de Villiers, who was set to play for Lahore Qalandars in its final two league games has been ruled out of Pakistan’s leg of PSL due to injury, which comes as a huge shock for the Pakistani cricket community, which was eagerly awaiting to see Mr.360 degree in action.
“It’s disappointing news for Lahore Qalandars management and its fans that AB de Villiers will not be able to make it for Pakistan’s leg of PSL,” Sameen Rana, the manager of Lahore Qalandars, said in a statement.
“Any update on a replacement, if any, will be communicated in due course,” he added.
Pakistan will host the last four group matches, the qualifiers as well as the finals in Karachi from March 9.
De Villiers also expressed his sadness over missing out from the action in front of the “passionate Pakistani fans.”
“I am very disappointed that I will not be able to play in front of the passionate Pakistani cricket fans. I saw my doctor who has advised complete rest for two weeks and, unfortunately, that rules me out of the games in Karachi,” AB de Villiers said.
“I hope to be a part of the PSL next year and very much hope to play my part in the return of international cricket to the country. I am backing Lahore Qalandars to go all the way and win the trophy this year.”