PSL 2019: Mohammad Hafeez ends his association with Peshawar Zalmi
He also thanked team owner Javed Afridi.
Published - Nov 8, 2018 4:56 pm | Updated - Nov 8, 2018 5:08 pm
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already been a witness three riveting seasons and the excitement is already on an escalation prior to the fourth edition. The draft for the event’s forthcoming edition is set to take place on Tuesday, November 20. In the meantime, Pakistani all-round cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has decided to bid adieu to the Peshawar Zalmi.
The experienced campaigner is now set to take part in the drafts. The 38-year-old player has been a part of the Zalmi ever since the inaugural edition back in 2016. Before leaving, he shared an emotional message in which he expressed his gratitude to the franchise for the unconditional love and support. Furthermore, he also thanked team owner Javed Afridi.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Thanks @PeshawarZalmi & @JAfridi10 for such a great journey of 3yrs full of fond memories. Had fabulous time with U all. Now I decided to go to Draft of @thePSLt20 , Thanks to all fans of @PeshawarZalmi for their unconditional love & support. wishing u all the best for future.”
Here is Hafeez’s tweet
Thanks @PeshawarZalmi & @JAfridi10 for such a great journey of 3yrs full of fond memories. Had fabulous time with U all. Now I decided to go to Draft of @thePSLt20 , Thanks to all fans of @PeshawarZalmi for their unconditional love & support. wishing u all the best for future
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 8, 2018
Quite a long stint
Hafeez didn’t have the best of campaigns in the first season as he could only manage 220 runs in 10 matches at a mediocre average of 22 and was only able to score a solitary half-century. He had an even poor season next time around as he could muster a meagre 153 runs in 10 matches at an abysmal average of 17. His top score in the 2017 edition was 77.
The erstwhile season turned out to be the best for the all-rounder and he finished as their second-highest run scorer after wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal with 298 runs from 13 encounters at a decent average of 27.09. He scored a couple of half-centuries in the previous edition. His experience in the middle is something the Zalmi is most likely to miss.