Shahid Afridi maybe says goodbye to PSL after the 7th edition
KARACHI: Shahid Afridi will represent Quetta Gladiators in his farewell division Pakistan Super League 7, having played for the Multan Sultans in the previous edition.
The trading announcement came on the Thursday before Player Draft 2022, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday.
Quetta Gladiators will be Afridi's fourth team in the PSL after the former Pakistani captain played for Peshawar Zalmi (2016 and 2017), Karachi Kings (2018) and Multan Sultan (2019-21). The flamboyant batter injured himself and therefore had to finish last season without finishing it.
Shahid Afridi announced his entry: “I look forward to joining Quetta Gladiators, a team that has had a roller coaster ride in recent events despite winning the 2019 title. At my last PSL event it will be my dream and after the successful tasting with Peshawar Zalmi in 2017 I would like to withdraw with another PSL trophy. "
He said the PSL is an event that encourages and inspires a player to do their best. "I will use the same motivation to help my team and deliver services that can help us achieve our event goals," he added.
The Englishman James Vince is also switching from Sultans to Gladiators, and as part of this blockbuster deal, Multan Sultans will be using Quetta's diamond and silver round picks.
In another big deal, Iftikhar Ahmed joined the Quetta Gladiators after playing for Islamabad United in the 2021 season. He has swapped teams with wicketkeeper / batter Azam Khan, who has moved from Quetta Gladiators to Islamabad United.
The next PSL season is set to begin in Karachi on January 27th.