Shahid Afridi set to feature in Afghanistan's Sphageeza Cricket League

Shahid Afridi set to feature in Afghanistan’s Sphageeza Cricket League

Afridi stated that he will not attend PCB's farewell programme planned for him.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is a well-travelled cricket. Owing to his big-hitting ability with the bat and the venomous leg-break bowling, Afridi is simply an asset to any T20 team. From the Indian Premier League (IPL) to nearly all the franchise based T20 leagues in the world, he has rocked the stage anywhere he has played. Now, the ‘Boom Boom’ man will take part in Afghanistan’s T20 league.

Afridi confirmed that he will be taking part in the Sphageeza Cricket League that will be held in Afghanistan. For this reason, ‘Lala’ will not be available to attend the farewell, newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi offered him. Afridi conveyed his intentions through a series of tweets, where he has confirmed that the during the time the farewell is planned, he will be playing in the Sphageeza Cricket League.

“Thankful to @najamsethi for reaching out to me again for my farewell infront of my home crowd. To me Farewell as a personal gesture never mattered, I’m happy as my efforts paid off since Misbah and Younus got budding farewell. I’ll be playing at Afghan T20 league supporting and promoting peace through cricket, I represent Pakistan wherever I go. #PakistanZindabad,” said the man from Khyber agency.

Going hard for Hampshire

The 37-year-old is currently plying his trade for Hampshire in the NatWest T20 Blast. His fans witnessed a vintage performance from their icon recently when he hit 101 runs by playing just 51 deliveries. His exceptional knock comprised of 10 elegant boundaries and 7 mammoth sixes.

Banking of Afridi’s blitzkrieg, Hampshire scored 249 runs from 2o overs in the 1st quarter-final of the T20 Blast and eventually secured a comfortable victory against Derby. With this very recent onslaught, the Afghan cricket loyalists must be excited to witness the Pakistani legend smash the white ball all over the park.