Shahid Afridi to miss PSL final, says sorry to fans


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Dubai – After beating Karachi Kings in the ring of fire in Dubai, Peshawar Zalmi will play with Quetta Gladiators in Lahore on Sunday but the team and fans will miss Shahid Afridi as he got injured at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Afridi said sorry to his fans and told that he wanted to perform well in the final after not showing satisfactory performance in World T20.

Earlier on Friday night, Kamran Akmal fired Peshawar Zalmi into the Pakistan Super League final but left his foreign teammates facing a dilemma over whether or not to travel to Lahore for Sunday’s title match.

England trio Chris Jordan, Samit Patel and Dawid Malan as well as West Indies stars Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels are all part of the Peshawar squad. However, the Quetta Gladiators have already seen their five-strong foreign legion opt out of the trip to Lahore after two bomb blasts last week killed 22 people and left over 100 injured in the city.

Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Tymal Mills, Nathan McCullum and Rilee Rossouw all pulled out over security fears.

Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi has claimed that Jordan, Patel, Malan, Sammy and Samuels are ready to make the trip after the Pakistan government promised strict security arrangements.