Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has vowed to take Lahore Qalandars to new heights.

Shaheen was named captain of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars for the seventh edition of the league.

“Our team has good openers and the middle order is also the best,” he said.

Shaheen said that there shouldn’t be an impression that fast bowlers cannot lead a team as captain since bowlers, including Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, have served as captain of the national squad in the past.

He said that he has always received respect from Lahore Qalandars and tried to perform well for the team.

“It’s an honour [for me] that I’m captaining the team which I started the PSL with,” said Shaheen while expressing gratitude towards the franchise.

He took to Twitter to thank Lahore Qalandars CEO Atif Rana and other officials for giving him the opportunity.

Earlier, Shaheen had said that he was looking forward to captaining Lahore Qalandars in the PSL, if given the opportunity.

He had lauded the management of Lahore Qalandars during a virtual press conference, hailing it as “exceptionally good.”

“It’s thrilling to perform for the Lahore Qalandars, I’ve been playing with them for a number of years,” he had said.


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