Former Indian batter Mohammed Kaif says he can still move around a bit on the field in the Legends League Cricket. "Watch me on TV," he said according to The Hindu. Kaif is leading India Maharajs for a few matches in the absence of Virender Sehwag, "He will join later," he said.
Legends League Cricket is a tournament of retired players from across the world. India Maharajas, Asia Legends, and the World Giants; are the three teams in the inaugural season of the tournament.
Speaking of the retired players' approach, he said, “When I was part of such a league a few months ago, I saw the passion and love for the game in the retired players. The commitment was there.”
Kaif said that he is happy with the organizers getting players from across the world to play in this tournament. He said that fans look forward to watching India play against Pakistan. Pakistan players are a part of the Asia Lions. Kaif hopes to make something big out of this moment.
Misbah-ul-Haq, former Pakistani Captain and now the leader of Asia Lions, said that it is good to see so many legends together; and that he hopes to entertain the audience. The skipper looks forward to facing some of his rivals from India in the match against the Maharajs.
He also spoke of his teammate, Shoaib Akhtar who can still bowl fast. “He can still bowl at 140 kmph plus,” he said. Legends League Cricket is set to be played at the Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman from the 20th of January. The season opener is between India Maharajas and Asia Lions at 8 p.m (IST). World Giants will play their first match on the 21st of January against the Asia Giants. The Grand Final will be played on the 29th of January.