• ‘Kakmal’ bats with wicket and golf ball

    Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal is currently playing for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.

    He is the leading run-scorer in the history of the tournament – and recently struck a century in the victory over reigning champions the Quetta Gladiators.

    Historically dubbed ‘Kakmal’ by South Africans after some particularly poor performances against the Proteas, the veteran right-hander practises with a wicket instead of a bat against a golf ball replacing a cricket ball.

    A few South African players are involved in the PSL, including fast bowler Dale Steyn, who will play for Islamabad United.

    ‘Hello everybody in Pakistan. Just a quick message to say that I am super excited to come over and join Islamabad United. Come and watch us play, really looking forward to it and I’ll see you guys at the games,’ tweeted Steyn.

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    Former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers played for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2019 PSL. Last year’s tournament was played in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. This year, it will be hosted entirely in Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore, Multan Cricket Stadium and Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

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