Shahid Afridi `is the star of all rounder’s. On Saturday he has said that it’s very difficult decision for me to leave the Pakistan Super League Second edition Champions Peshawar Zalmi. He further said that “he felt that he owed to Karachi too much and that was very easy for him, in the end, to move to Karachi Kings”.
On Saturday he also said that it’s very difficult to leave the Peshawar Zalmi as it’s the previous Champions. Shahid Afridi further added that “I feel it was the right time to move forward, as Karachi is my home, so my heart was saying to join Kings. I will hardly ever play for 2 or can be 3 seasons of PSL, So I experience being the son of Karachi. It was the ideal time to leave the stage from where I had started.”
Afridi said that “Karachi Kings had a great combination of youngster Players. They performed very well in the second PSL”.
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When asked him about huge expectations from fans, as Afridi had joined Karachi Kings, he asked “Wherever I go, I always received huge respect, appreciation and fans always treated me in highly honorable manners. But I don’t feel any pressure situation as I had crossed that age, where we use to take pressure or expectations level was too high to control. I am now feeling that I am much better as a person and as a cricketer as well.”
He guarantees to give his 100 percent to Karachi Kings and promised to make him the Champions of Third Edition 2018. He also predicts that Karachi Kings will take the very serious challenge of all the teams as competitors. On a questions regarding holding some PSL matches in Karachi, Afridi said “it would be like dream comes true for not only me but for all the Karachi fans, who had been deprived since long from watching their heroes playing in front of them and definitely local crowd can add lot of energy and players would be highly motivated”. “I personally think Najam Sethi had so far been able to deliver on all fronts and fulfilled all the promises he had made. If he had promised or even said he is thinking on the line of conducting PSL matches in Karachi then I can easily say he is going to deliver that promise too,” Afridi concluded.