Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi says his first priority is for Pakistan to play in all three formats and perform well.
During the press conference to announce the names of the players selected during the trials of Lahore Qalandars Players Development Program, fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was asked about playing in the IPL. Shaheen Afridi said that now Focus Pakistan Is at play by. “I have to play for Pakistan in all three formats and perform well. Besides, when the PSL season comes, I enjoy it very well,” he said.
When asked about the captaincy, the fast bowler laughed and replied that it would be an honor for me if I got the chance to be the captain till 2030 or 2040. He said that we are with Babar Azam, we are supporting the captain, the effort is to maintain the continuity of performance and do well in other series including World Cup.
Shaheen Afridi said that Zaman Khan is a talented bowler, but to say that he is ready for the international level would be a little hasty. They will now learn from Aqib Javed. Zaman Khan is the future of Pakistan. Shaheen Afridi said that Lahore Qalandars who are our family in PSL trusted me and made me captain, I won the captaincy in PSL, I am happy that I was trusted, along with The players and especially the seniors cooperated a lot which benefited me. Shaheen Afridi, who recently returned from playing English county cricket, says the experience of playing county cricket has been good, it has benefited me, now I am back and my intention is to improve my fitness.
Referring to the trials of Qalandars Player Development Program, he said that it is a good platform, it is a talent show case, I think this project should be more extensive now. On the announcement of launching scholarship in the name of father by Lahore Qalandars, he said that he would like to thank Lahore Qalandars for initiating scholarship in the name of my father.