3 Pakistan Super League (PSL) stars who couldn’t make it big at Royal Challengers Bangalore
These players, despite proving their credentials in various T20 Leagues across the globe failed to create much of an impact during their stints with the three-time runners-up.
Updated - Mar 21, 2020 11:21 am
2. Darren Sammy
One of the most prominent players in the history of PSL, Sammy has been a part of the league since its inception. The two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper who led his beloved franchise Peshawar Zalmi to their first-ever title back in season two (2017) has scored 691 runs in 49 PSL matches. In a major mid-season reshuffle during the fifth edition, it was announced that Sammy would take over as Peshawar’s head coach after Wahab Riaz was appointed as the full-time skipper.
Over the years, the inspirational all-rounder has become an iconic figure in the PSL given his connect with the fans and the franchise. Though he played few matches for Peshawar this season, it might not be the case hereafter as he will be assisting the side off-the-field. The vastly experienced campaigner who has 308 T20 appearances though, did not have a memorable IPL career.
The 36-year-old who began his IPL stint with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 moved to Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of season eight. During his two-year stint (2015, 2016) with Virat Kohli’s men, Sammy managed just two appearances in which he scored 13 runs. Though he had a moderate outing with the Sunrisers during 2013 and 2014 IPL, his two-year stint with RCB remains to a forgettable one.