Darren Sammy keeps his promise; goes bald after winning the PSL final
Published - Mar 8, 2017 6:42 pm | Updated - Mar 8, 2017 6:42 pm
Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy, who led his side to victory in the final of the cash-rich Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017, on Tuesday posted a video on Twitter, showing that he fulfilled his promise of shaving his head. Ahead of PSL final, he had promised that if his team Peshawar Zalmi wins the final, “everybody (teammates including owner Javed Afridi) will shave their heads”.
The West Indies player said, “As promised, I have shaved my head after winning the PSL final. Now it’s time for the rest of my Peshawar Zalmi teammates including Javed Afridi to follow.”
Pakistan executed the finals with perfection, with no complaints of lack of security emerging. Peshawar Zalmi trumped Quetta Gladiators on Sunday at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
And after the success of the finals, another refreshing news came for cricket fans in Pakistan. International Cricket Council (ICC) looks set to send a World XI to face Pakistan in a 4 matches T20 series in late September, as reported the Guardian. The series is to be called The Independence Cup and will mark the 70th anniversary of the partition. The details of the stars who might partake in the series is yet to be finalized.
While five of the overseas players in the Quetta Gladiators camp refused to play in the finals, citing security concerns as the reason, Sammy seems to have enjoyed his time in Lahore.
“I have enjoyed playing a cricket match [in Lahore] and I have even enjoyed being with the security guys as I have never seen something like this before so it was a good experience. It is hopefully a step in the right direction, where things could happen. What I can say is that being here felt like playing in St Lucia, playing in India or anywhere else in the world. And like I said at the toss, today I felt cricket was the winner.”
— Daren Sammy (@darrensammy88) March 7, 2017