Peshawar Zalmi opener, Imam-ul-Haq apologized to Shane Watson after a rude send-off in the final of Pakistan Super League where his side locked horn with Quetta Gladiators.

“Yesterday’s incident happened in the heat of the moment. My reaction to Watson’s inappropriate abusive comments was avoidable, for which I apologies. It was a good match and a great HBL PSL 2019, let’s enjoy its success. Congrats to Gladiators and Watson for the trophy and awards”, Imam tweeted.

Australian all-rounder got run-out by Umar Amin’s direct hit after a poor call from Ahmed Shehzad on the other end. Right after which, Watson was seen exchanging words with Imam who pointed him to the dressing room on his way out. The incident was caught on camera and went viral on social media within minutes.

People criticized Imam for what seemed to be unnecessary aggression on his part calling him immature and a bad host. Several online users slammed the youngster for letting his emotions come take the better off him and being disrespectful to an international star of Watson’s caliber.

However, it was Shane Watson who had the last laugh as Quetta Gladiators were crowned champions of PSL after bagging a contented eight-wicket victory over Peshawar Zalmi. Watson was declared the best batsman and player of the tournament for his exceptional performance.