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Sarfraz targets elusive PSL title in front of hometown fans

Pakistan and Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed always goes for the win no matter what the occasion or the location is, thanks to his super-competitive nature.But hours before leaving for the UAE to participate in the 2018 Pakistan Super League, Sarfraz said he will try even harder to win the T20 tournament this time, since the final will be in his hometown.
“The final this time is taking place in my hometown of Karachi,” Sarfraz, under whose stewardship the Gladiators have played brilliantly the past two years but fell at the final hurdle, said. “God willing, if we get the chance to play in the final again, we will try to win it.”
Sarfraz also responded to chief selector Inzamam ul Haq’s recent comments regarding the adverse effect of T20 cricket on longer formats: ODIs and Test cricket.
“When you keep playing short formats your fitness responds accordingly because there is less time between games,” said Sarfraz. “Then you go into the ODIs or Tests [and it shows]. So I agree with what he said that the more we play the longer formats our cricket will improve.