Things are heating up as Iftikhar Ahmad, one of the top pinch hitters in the Pakistan Cricket Team, joins Multan Sultans. Earlier, He was playing in Quetta Gladiators. However, he has been traded for Rilee Russouw, who was representing Multan Sultans earlier. Now, the IftiMania joins the Multan team. He also hinted at this with a tweet, saying how there are more fans for IftiMania in the Multan region. More about the news in the following paragraphs.
Another big trade – Ifti in, Russouw Out
Multan Sultans officially confirmed the deal in a social media post, confirming Iftikhar Ahmed’s move to their team. Rilee Rossouw, who earlier won the PSL title with Quetta Gladiators in 2019, was involved in the transfer. This transaction adds an interesting dimension of intrigue to the forthcoming PSL season.
Iftikhar Ahmed is a talented cricketer who has formerly played for Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Islamabad United. This was his first trade with the Multan Sultans, and he expressed his excitement in wearing the Sultan’s shirt for the first time.
Iftikhar considers it an honor to represent Multan’s ardent cricket supporters and hopes to contribute to the team’s quest for the renowned HBL PSL trophy.
On the other hand, Rilee Russouw returns to Quetta Gladiators, the team with which he won the PSL in 2019. Russouw was instrumental in the team’s victory, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer with 39 runs in the final versus Peshawar Zalmi.
Multan Sultans have the first trade pick in the PSL 9 Draft, set for December 13 in Lahore. This advantage puts them in a strategic position as they intend to enhance their roster further, perhaps obtaining crucial players to bolster their lineup.
Iftikhar Ahmed was greeted warmly by Multan Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan. Iftikhar’s rise as one of the best all-rounders in the shorter format was noted by Rizwan, who emphasized his vital contributions with the bat.
The captain values Iftikhar’s on-field abilities, but he also sees him as a superb team player who can improve the environment in the dressing room. The squad is keen to bring in individuals whose skills complement its upbeat, daring, and aggressive brand of cricket.
After formally becoming a Sultan, Iftikhar acknowledged his desire to contribute to the team’s success. Multan Sultans have established themselves as a formidable squad over the previous three seasons, and Iftikhar hopes to play a key part in their HBL PSL championship. The player’s energy and desire bode well for the team’s chances this season.
the swap of Iftikhar Ahmed for Rilee Russouw adds to the league’s enthusiasm. Fans look forward to seeing how these players perform in the upcoming season. PSL 2024 will be a lot more interesting after witnessing such team dynamics. This is going to be fun. Also, Rilee’s addition in Gladiators will give them a boost they need so much.