DUBAI (Dunya News) - Pakistan’s superstar cricketer Shahid Afridi would not be able to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) final against Quetta Gladiators at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore due to hand injury.
Afridi confirmed that he would not play, in a video which he posted on his Facebook page. He said that he has been advised by doctors to take a rest for at least 10 days.
Afridi received 12 stitches on his hand, after he got injured while attempting to take Kieron Pollard’s catch in the match against Karachi Kings.
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.
WATCH AFRIDI’S STATEMENT:
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, their opponents on Sunday, 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.