In a much-anticipated move, Lahore Qalandars have appointed Pakistan’s premier fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi as the captain for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The franchise made this announcement in a press conference on Monday.
Addressing the press conference alongside Coach Aqib Javed, Shaheen Afridi said: “Babar Azam is my favorite batsman. The personality of Mohammad Rizwan is what I like the most as I enjoy playing with him. The year 2021 ended as successful for Pakistan and we’ll try to carry the same performance where players improved their rankings as well.”
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Earlier, Shaheen had said that he would love to take this responsibility if offered by the management.
The 21-year-old pacer will replace Sohail Akhtar who led the franchise in the previous edition of the league.
“Lahore Qalandars is not a team but a family for me. Captaincy of Lahore Qalandars in PSL 7 will be an honor. I’ll try to live up to the expectations and prove well that a fast bowler can be a good choice for the captaincy,” Shaheen said while addressing the presser.
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Meanwhile, coach Aqib Javed said he would remain focused on grooming the star pacer.
“My priority is always to polish and see a young cricketer improving his career towards betterment. Never saw any cricketer groom so well and quickly with the skills as Shaheen Afridi,” said Javed who was also present on the occasion.