Shahid Afridi ‘Boom Boom’ joins Karachi Kings

MAMOSA Report — Former Pakistan cricket captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday announced his decision to join the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings as its president. Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal confirmed Afridi’s induction on Friday.

Afridi had recently parted ways with Peshawar Zalmi, the PSL franchise he had played for the two seasons of the tournament. Zalmi won the PSL 2017 trophy last month in Lahore.

Last month, Afridi took to Twitter to make public his decision to leave Zalmi, saying he was ending his services as president and player of Peshawar Zalmi owing to “personal reasons”.

“I’m announcing my end of service as president and player of Peshawar Zalmi Team due to my personal reasons,” he wrote.

At that time Afridi had hinted he might play for another franchise in the PSL next year, saying that he won the trophy for one team, “time for another”.

Earlier this month Afridi blamed Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi’s changing vision for leaving the team.

On a question if the decision will affect the relationship that both Afridi’s families share, the 37-year-old said: “These things don’t affect our families’ friendship and relation.”

The veteran cricketer will be in Toronto on May 12 for a fundraising dinner “Hope Not Out” by Shahid Afridi Foundation in association with Islamic Relief Canada.

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