Jason Roy confident of Quetta return despite defeats

Gladiators of Quetta Jason Roy.  — PSL/File
Jason Roy of the Quetta Gladiators. — PSL/File

KARACHI: Jason Roy of the Quetta Gladiators is confident his team will bounce back in the tournament despite three losses in four games.

In an exclusive interview with Geo Newsthe England batsman said he was confident in his ability to help the team win games.

Quetta have only beaten Karachi Kings so far in the tournament and were beaten by Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars.

“We have to train as hard as possible, we have to do everything we can off the pitch and then forget about the past, we have to look to the future,” he said.

“The boys are happy. You know, we have good support staff. Everyone tries to stay as positive as possible. There is also a bit of sickness circulating. There are a few boys who are not feeling very well, which is not ideal. But like I said, we just have to look to the future,” the top batsman added.

Quetta will now face Islamabad United on Friday and Roy is hoping for a good show alongside him but added that the players need to do what it takes to improve.

“Individually we know where we need to improve as bowlers, batsmen, defenders, it’s a complete package, we let ourselves down in every department, not just bowling, batting or outfield. So individually we have to go back to our room, look in the mirror and improve ourselves individually. And that will help us succeed as a team,” he said.

Speaking about his own form, Roy said he was still confident and confident in his ability to go and help his team win games.

“Unfortunately, we have been on the losing side of too many. So it’s time to turn things around,” Roy said.

He praised the level of the Pakistan Super League and praised the fast young bowler Ehsanullah who plays for Multan Sultans.

“The level is obviously very, very good. I’m not going to be able to categorize them because everywhere you go they are very different. Playing cricket in the subcontinent is incredibly special. I think for me coming here, the support you get and the love of the game is absolutely amazing, it poses very different kinds of experiences. It’s a very nice tournament to play because the cricket is at a very high level. And the crowds are always amazing,” he said of PSL.

“The standout for me was the young man from Multan, the fast bowler, he plays extremely well, he emerges and he’s a very good talent.”

“We have two in our ranks, Hasnain and Nassim who feel like they’ve been there for a long time now and they’re still very, very young. So a very special future in front of a lot of young players in this tournament,” he concluded.

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