New Delhi: Pakistan cricket team head coach Waqar Younis has stated on Saturday that the Pakistan Super League cannot produce players of the class of Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma at the moment.
The Pakistan Super League is having its inaugural year as a competition which is being held in Dubai.
Waqar said that expectations shouldn't be very high from the PSL in the first year itself and that it will take 3-4 years.
"I think we shouldn't keep our expectations high from the PSL in its first year. It will take time say three to four years before we can expect this league to also give us the Virat Kohli's or Rohit Sharma's like the IPL did for India," he said.
The Indian Premier League is into its ninth season and has produced several youngsters who have shone in the cash-rich tourney. The IPL has also helped to shape up Kohli and Rohit over the years and the investment is now being returned. The duo have taken T20 and ODI cricket by storm and Waqar feels PSL needs time to produce international material players.
"But we need to be patient and give it atleast three to four years before we can expect the PSL to mould our young talent into international material players," he said.
"But we need to be patient and give it at least three to four years before we can expect the PSL to mould our young talent into international material players," he said.
With the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 coming up next month some of the players chosen in the squads haven't been given much chances by the PSL franchises.
"I am a bit surprised that Babar Azam is not playing in all matches and Muhammad Irfan is not being tested out fully,'' he opined.
(With PTI inputs)