Afridi Zalmi
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Shahid Khan Afridi, a much-celebrated player and president to Peshawar Zalmi, is parting ways citing personal reasons. However,   he threw a hint that he might play for another franchise in the PSL next year, by saying that he won the trophy for one team, “time for another”.

This year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) was an event full of twists, turns, and a whole lot of excitement. PSL final, held in Lahore, was a victory for the Pakistani nation and the enthusiasm displayed by the spectators enjoying the match, was worth every penny spent by the government on the vast security measures that were undertaken. Peshawar Zalmi playing against the Quetta Gladiators in the final, scooped up the trophy easily given that many gladiator foreign players had refused to play in Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium.

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Shahid Afridi, having a huge number of fans throughout the country and also around the world, no doubt attracted maximum support for the Peshawar Zalmi, but he is, now, probably looking for a new team.

Afridi has met criticism from various cricket analysts that he should now retire but his record of scoring 177 runs in 10 matches suggested otherwise.

Reasons for Leaving Zalmi still Unknown

The veteran cricketer explained in a series of tweets that his services with Peshawar Zalmi had now come to an end. It can be speculated that he is looking for other owners to bid for him into their teams.

Afridi stated that he has decided to leave the Zalmis because of “personal reasons”. He said that he knew his Peshawar Zalmi fans were concerned and that they will continue supporting him in whatever career he chooses next.

Read more: PSL final: Pakistanis will be the real victors

The former captain of the Pakistan cricket team was unable to play in the PSL final this year due to a hand injury he had sustained. Nevertheless, he did play a vital role in securing a place in the final for his team.

Last month, Afridi also announced his retirement from international cricket after a good 21 years dedicated to cricket alone.

Afridi has met criticism from various cricket analysts that he should now retire but his record of scoring 177 runs in 10 matches suggested otherwise. He will, as his numerous fans hope, continue playing his unique, entertaining cricket in various leagues.

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