PSL 2021: Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali blame ‘evil eye’ in postponement of the league
Shadab Khan is the captain of Islamabad United while Hasan Ali plays alongside him.
Updated - Mar 4, 2021 6:19 pm
Pakistan Super League faced a huge crisis with seven people, including players and support staff being tested positive with coronavirus. On Thursday, it was announced by Pakistan Cricket Board that the league will be postponed indefinitely with immediate effect. As the news was revealed, many fans and players were disappointed.
A few days back, a match had to be postponed by 24 hours, after Islamabad United cricketer Fawad Ahmed got tested positive with COVID. The PCB organised urgent tests for all the players and support staff, who were present in the bio-secure bubble. But, only two people were found positive.
Then things took a sharp turn when the three more players were tested positive with coronavirus. In fact, on Thursday, Karachi Kings and Australia player Daniel Christian flew back to his home country, deeming he didn’t feel safe in the bio-secure bubble. Amidst all of this, Pakistan bowlers Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali made quite a senseless comment on Twitter.
Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali tweet on PSL getting postponed
According to the tweets sent out by the two players, the PSL 2021 has met with an ‘evil eye’ which has caused the league to be postponed. “Ya Allah humary psl ko kis ke nazar laga de ,” wrote Islamabad United skipper Shadab, while his United teammate Hassan posted: “Nazar lag gi kisi ki humri PSL ko.”
Ya Allah humary psl ko kis ke nazar laga de 😭😭😭
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) March 4, 2021
Nazar lag gi kisi ki humri PSL ko 😢
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) March 4, 2021
Pakistan Super League was supposed to have 34 matches this season, with the six teams playing each other twice, before the playoffs. However, only 14 matches were possible before PCB took the call of postponing the tournament indefinitely. The decision had come after struggles by the management to contain the spreading of the virus.
Last season PSL had also faced a similar kind of postponement in March 2020, when the global pandemic had struck. The playoff round of that had to be played later in November after things got fine in the country. As a matter of fact, PCB also took the decision of having crowds in for this season. 20% of crowds were allowed in this season. All kinds of precautions were taken, still, the contamination due to COVID couldn’t be stopped.