Shahid Afridi parts ways with Peshawar Zalmi

All-rounder cites personal reasons for the split

Sports Desk March 24, 2017
Afridi says his fans will follow him wherever he will go. PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi announced on Friday his decision to leave the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi.

The 37-year-old, who was the captain of the franchise in the first edition and later transferred the position to 2016 World T20 winning West Indies captain Darren Sammy for the second edition, cited personal reasons for his separation from the team.

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"Won the trophy with one team, time for another. I am announcing my end of service as president and player of Peshawar Zalmi team due to personal reasons," he tweeted.

Boom Boom wished luck to the Zalmi team, saying his fans will follow him wherever he will go.

Afridi scored 177 runs in 10 matches in PSL2 for Peshawar, becoming the fifth highest scorer for the franchise with an average of 25.28. He also contributed with the ball taking only two wickets in the 10 outings.


saleem s | 4 years ago | Reply the interesting fact is that javed afridi is not shahid afridi cousin just like junaid khan is not shahrkh khan brother.just last name is same.
baba | 4 years ago | Reply Perhaps he parted on a matter of principle that while he is concentrating on cricket the owner is more interested in converting foreign players to Islam. I will never support Zalmi
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