Pakistan Junior League (PJL) got underway on Thursday, October 6, with the first match played between Gujranwala Giants and Mardan Warriors at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore. Mardan Warriors won the match by eight wickets, but the moment of the match was Aimal Khan nail-bitting swinging yorker.
His dismissal of Gujranwala Giants skipper Uzair Mumtaz was his standout moment. After batting on 54 off 47, Mumtaz got his bat down in time to fend off the yorker that landed at the off-stump. However, the ball swung away past his defense, uprooting his off-stump, as the on-air commentators gushed about the skills of Aimal.
The video has been shared multiple times on social media and has been praise by many former cricketers. Watch the beautiful late out-swinging yorker by Aimal Khan:-
— Pakistan Junior League (@ThePJLofficial) October 6, 2022
Aimal Khan, Mardan Warriors pace bowler, picked up 3-15 from his four overs against Gujranwala Giants on Thursday. He was constantly bowling around 85mph, and the quick was accurate with his lengths and got the ball to swing throughout the innings.
PCB launch Pakistan Junior League to focus on age-group cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosts the inaugural season of the Pakistan Junior League (PJL) started on Thursday, 6 October. PJL is a city-based competition with players selected through a draft system that includes international age-group cricketers.
The six city-based participating are Mardan Warriors, Gujranwala Giants, Gwadar Sharks, Bahawalpur Royals, Hyderabad Hunters, and Rawalpindi Raiders teams in the tournament. Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Viv Richards, Imran Tahir, Daren Sammy, and Colin Munro are the team mentors the board assigned.
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host all the matches of the Pakistan Junior League 2022. The tournament’s grand finale will take place on Friday, October 21.
Written by Gulshan Kumar