Shahid Afridi joins Karachi Kings for PSL 2018

Karachi Kings announce joining of Shahid Afridi in PSL 3

Shahid Afridi joins Karachi KingsKarachi Kings have signed up for the former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for the Pakistan Super League. The PSL franchise announced the signing of Afridi on Friday, May 7.

Afridi had earlier announced he would no longer play for the Peshawar Zalmi, with whom he featured in the first two editions of the PSL. He was the captain of the Zalmis in the first season before relinquishing that role to Darren Sammy. Sammy led the Zalmis to a title victory in PSL 2.

Afridi’s decision to leave the Zalmis had come as a surprise to many including Sammy himself and the owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi. Javed Afridi had said he would comment on the development only after having a chat with Shahid Afridi but it looks like things haven’t gone in the direction he might have liked and the Zalmis will have to make do without their iconic player.

What makes the signing of Afridi interesting is that he joins the Kings as a President. What would that role incorporate is yet to be known.

As a part of the signing up process, Afridi will be traded between the two teams, the Zalmis and the Kings, later this year.

Speaking to TV channel Geo News, Afridi said he did not want to talk about the things that went about, but blamed the vision that Javed Afridi had, which he said wasn’t in line with his own vision.

He added: “I don’t want to become a hindrance to Javed’s goal and vision, because I have my own foundation and a lot of other things. So I can not fullfil his commitments and want to focus on my things as well. I wanted to announce it after the PSL final, but I had couple of commitments with Zalmi, so I waited for the right time.”

Afridi played in 10 games during the PSL 2017, and made 177 runs at 25.28 but it was his strike rate of 173.52 that helped his side out of many a precarious situations. He finished with two wickets at an economy rate of 6.75.

18 comments… add one
  • Rana qamer from shor kot city jhang. Aug 13, 2017, 6:25 am

    Lala ap jis team ma bi jao hm apky sath hn lakin apko peshawar zalmi ni chorni chaia thi .
    I hope ka ap karachi kings ka captain bne or win hn.
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    I love u lala.

  • sultan Aug 12, 2017, 3:15 pm

    Love u lala

  • Anonymous Aug 6, 2017, 6:37 pm

    I love lala

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2017, 11:59 am

    we love you shahid bhi and we will always support u nd tour team in which u are part.may GOD fulfil ur all wishes.ameen

  • Malik Afzaal Jun 16, 2017, 4:06 pm

    LALA ap jidhr bhi jao main apko hi support karta tha aur karta rahunga

    I love you lala

  • Anonymous May 12, 2017, 6:15 am

    Boom boom af dunya ke kisi bi kone choof jao phir bi me tujey dond pawoga af jeeto ya haaro ham tum se pyar hai

  • WASIQ HASHMI May 11, 2017, 8:08 am

    Waa Shahid Bhai Aap Kings me aagaye ab zaror jeete gai…best of luck shahid bhai…

  • Gulfam ali Apr 21, 2017, 9:47 am

    Lala bhai international team kab join kar rahe ho lala bhai psl me sixers lagana

  • Zahid Iqbal Apr 16, 2017, 3:25 am

    Mera name Zahid Iqbal hy mn ak ghaon ka rhny wala hn kai barr koshis ki hmen koi agy any hi nhn dita pakistan mn talent ki qadar nhn yhan paisa sub kuch mana jata hy ya phr sfarish kia hamary mulak ka hm bhi khilna chty hain pakistan k liye kuch kr k dikhana chty hain beacause we are pakistani plz hm chance diye jain k hm kuch kr k dkha sakin kha wo circut ho ya showbs ho ya koi bhi maidan ho i m ready for any time

  • HASEEB TARIQUE Apr 14, 2017, 4:26 pm

    thanks karachi king me aa ne per

  • Daim Sikander Apr 12, 2017, 5:52 pm

    Ma bowler or Best man ho

  • r Apr 12, 2017, 8:24 am

    Boom boom aap jidher bi gao hm ap ke saath hein

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2017, 11:03 pm

    It good because karachi ka larka karachi ma aga

  • Aziz Ahmad Apr 11, 2017, 4:34 pm

    Lala tum jess team k sath kehlo gy hum ap ko spot kary gy

    • Daim Sikander Apr 12, 2017, 5:29 pm

      Ma daim siikander ho ma PSL ma hesa Lana ha

    • Daim Sikander Apr 12, 2017, 5:46 pm

      Ma kia khosh

  • Riaz ullah Apr 11, 2017, 3:41 pm

    Very bad

  • sami Apr 8, 2017, 2:12 pm

    bad

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