Shahid Afridi is back to where he belongs! Yes, Lala has joined Karachi Kings after saying goodbye to Peshawar Zalmi after winning the second edition of PSL in March. Just recently, Afridi tweeted that he is parting ways with the Peshawar Zalmi franchise. He stated personal reasons that he would not like to talk about in the media to be the reason besides channeling his full focus on the Shahid Afridi Foundation.
It was highly speculated where Afridi would end up now and Karachi Kings was an imminent answer. Why not? If any team that is close to Shahid Afridi after Zalmi, it has to be Karachi. After all, Shahid Afridi’s hometown happens to be Karachi.
According to Karachi Kings, Shahid Afridi signed with the club as “President”
But that doesn’t mean he would not feature as a player in the 3rd installment of PSL. We shall see Afridi scoring massive sixes once again, but this time, for Karachi Kings! Just imagine what is he going to look like in the blue shirt – already gets us excited!
I am personally very happy about it. Afridi is dear to me and as a Karachi Kings supporter, it could not be any better than this. We shall see Lala in action and just imagine the crowd roaring for him. Karachi loves him and he shall outshine once again.
But Pakistanis have quite strange reactions; as usual, their sheer criticism prevailed…
Afridi joins Karachi Kings, as if we weren’t bad enough already.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) April 7, 2017
Afridi joins Karachi Kings so now you know who I’m supporting in the next PSL – NOT KARACHI KINGS
— Junaid Akram (@junaidakram83) April 7, 2017
One more reason not to support Karachi Kings
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) April 7, 2017
Ffs Afridi, stay away from Salman Iqbal and Karachi Kings. Don’t want to hate my team because of you ????
— Ahmed (@AhmedDamn) April 7, 2017
But then, there still exist people who actually have reasonable things to say…
Shahid Afridi lives in Karachi and if he made a decision to play for Karachi Kings next year tou tum logon ki neechay se kyu jal rahi?
— S. (@Durrfitaymuh_) April 7, 2017
Imagine Shahid Afridi hits a winning six in National Stadium and wins the PSL 3 for Karachi Kings
— محسن (@imSMohsin) April 7, 2017
idk why they crying like lala in karachi kings ab karachi kings doob jayega, wait dont you remember he belongs to last season’s winning team
— Izma. (@IzmaSiddiqi) April 7, 2017
So, Afridi is back where he belongs. Perfect match! It surely gets us more excited for the 3rd edition of PSL. It’s going to be amazing once again. WAKE ME UP WHEN IT’S 2018!
What do you guys think about Afridi joining Karachi Kings? Is it a good decision by the club?