PSL standards extremely high, says Christian

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Australia all-rounder Dan Christian has termed the Pakistan Super League (PSL) standards as “extremely high” and has rated the league amongst the top in the world.

The 35-year-old is featuring for Multan Sultans in the PSL 4 after leading his Melbourne Renegades team to the Big Bash title in Australia last month, scoring a match-turning 38 not out and taking two key wickets.

Christian said he has enjoyed the league.

“The PSL has been great so far. I’ve loved the matches and the support of our fans,” said Christian, who has played 19 ODIs and 16 T20Is for Australia.

He has also played for Deccan Charges, Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, various counties and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean league.

“The PSL is very competitive,” said Christian. “It’s great that the Pakistan national team players are all available and when you add in overseas players like Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard etc, it makes the standard extremely high.

“It’s certainly up there in terms of the quality of cricket, hope we get the chance to lift the title at the end.”

Christian said he enjoyed he atmosphere in Multan camp.

“It’s a wonderful team, from the owners, coaching staff, back room staff and the players. Everyone is enjoying it.”

Christian said it was highly satisfying to lift the BBL title for Melbourne Renegades.

“It was great to be a part of a winning team, I was lucky that I did well in the match too. We didn’t play our best cricket throughout the tournament, but fought well to make it.”