Quetta Gladiators, a franchise of Pakistan’s first ever super league has hired by gone days’ legendary West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards to mentor its players in the tournament.
The owner of the franchise maintains that with the inclusion of all time legendary batsman and one of the greatest Test cricketer, the players’ morale would be boosted and the way to claim the title would be much easier.
“There aren’t many players who come close to the stature and aura of Viv Richards and he would certainly give us the cutting edge to win the title with his knowledge of the game,” said the owner of Quetta Gladiator, Nadeem Omar in a statement.
“He was intimidating and daunting in his playing time and he still posses the same charisma. We are sure that once he would worked with our players and sit in our dugout, the opposition would be one the back foot as they would know that Viv is mentoring our guns. I’m sure that he would turn the good into better and the better ones into the best ones,” added Omar.
Richards had represented his country in 121 Test where he mounted 8,540 runs at an average of 50.23 and got registered 24 centuries and 45 half-centuries to his name.
Meanwhile, the development comes following the Peshawar Zalmi was honoured with having Pakistan’s all time greatest cricketer, former captain of national side Imran Khan as their mentor.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) is the first ever premier league of Pakistan to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE), commencing on February 4 and to be concluded on 24 of the same month.