Shahid Afridi Finally Reveals Why He Chose To Leave Peshawar Zalmi

Shahid Afridi Finally Reveals Why He Chose To Leave Peshawar Zalmi

Just a week ago, Shahid Afridi revealed that he is leaving Pakistan Super League’s season 2 champions, Peshawar Zalmi. This news came as a major shock for cricket fans especially Peshawar Zalmi’s. Nobody ever expected it to come so soon. Ever since speculations have stormed and taken a toll on people who are coming up with many reasons for Afridi parting ways…


Afridi announced his departure on his official Twitter account

Cricket fans all over Pakistan did not see it coming. There were many sullen faces while people encouraged his decision which would ultimately create ways for the youth. Yet, anyone can agree to the fact that Shahid Afridi was a great ambassador alone for PSL and his presence made the tournament special. WE STILL CAN’T GET OVER THOSE GIGANTIC SIXES HE SCORED IN DUBAI!

Source: Cricinfo

What could be the reason for Shahid Afridi to leave Zalmi? Did he get involved in any feud or has he hinted towards a decline in his form?

Here are Shahid Afridi’s reasons for leaving Peshawar Zalmi:

“There are a few personal things that I don’t want to be highlighted in the media. I saw Javed’s vision changing with time. I didn’t want to be a hindrance in his new goals and vision. I have a lot of commitments to my own foundation, so I wouldn’t be able to give my services completely to him also. There a lot of projects of my foundation that I need to set my focus on. 


“These things don’t affect our families’ friendship and relation.

“I wanted to take this decision after the PSL final but I had to fulfill a few commitments with Peshawar Zalmi so I delayed it a little. However, I did want to win the PSL with Peshawar Zalmi and we did that.”

That is all that Shahid Afridi had to say about an imminent departure from Peshawar Zalmi. Although, he laid stress about “things that he does not to be highlighted in the media.”

We are going to miss Afridi playing for Peshawar Zalmi. Let’s see if he returns to PSL with another team. We would surely want to see him play once again in PSL 3.

How did you guys react to Afridi leaving Zalmi? Do you find his reasons serving well in this prospect?

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