DUBAI: After two successful seasons with PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi, the flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced to part his ways with the team, indicating that he would join a new team ahead of the next season of PSL.
Afridi tweeted on late Friday night that he is leaving PSL team Peshawar Zalmi due to personal reasons. However, he did not elaborate it further.
“Won the cup with 1 team, time for another. I am announcing my end of service as president & player of Peshawar Zalmi Team due to my personal reasons,” the former Pakistan captain posted on his Twitter account on Friday night.
“My best wishes with Peshawar Zalmi and as far as my Peshawar fans are concerned I know they are with me wherever I go,” he added.
Afridi’s announcement to part ways with Peshawar Zalmi came as surprise to many, including the owner of franchise Javed Afridi.
“I’m completely unaware of what happened,” said Javed when this correspondent asked him to comment on the matter.
Afridi led Peshawar Zalmi in the first edition of PSL but stepped aside from captain’s role after being named as the president of Franchise’s president ahead of the second edition and handed over the captaincy to Darren Sammy.