Karachi: Karachi Kings have won the title for the first time in Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020). After the victory, Karachi head coach Wasim Akram dedicated his team’s first title win to the late Dean Jones, who died of a heart attack last month.
Jones, a former Australia batsman, was associated with Karachi Kings as head coach before PSL 2020 and was present during league matches in February-March but the knockout phase of the tournament was postponed due to the Kovid-19 pandemic.
A special victory for Karachi Kings, which coach Wasim Akram dedicated to the late Dean Jones pic.twitter.com/RM5LIZdbfL
– ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2020
Akram joined the Karachi Kings team as coach after the demise of Dean Jones in Mumbai during the IPL 2020.
Akram (Waseem Akram) told a television channel, ‘This is a year that I cannot forget for a long time. It brought me both sadness and happiness. Last night, Dino (Dean Jones) was missing a lot.
You were meant to be here with us today but unfortunately life had other plans.I know nothing could keep you away from your boys and where ever you are you will be watching & cheering us on.This ones for you @ProfDeanoI hope we make you proud! @KarachiKingsARY In the same way, there are many more.@Salman_ARYIn the same way, there are many more. pic.twitter.com/SIScbVl5Yn
– Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 14, 2020
He said, ‘Dino was an integral part of Karachi Kings and PSL. I had to take the post of head coach but I can never replace his passion and commitment ‘.
Deano would be proud
– PakistanSuperLeague (@ thePSLt20) November 17, 2020
Karachi Kings won the PSL title for the first time by defeating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the final.
Captain Imad Wasim and team member Babar Azam also dedicated PSL title victory to Jones, saying it was his best tribute.