Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has denied the rumours of his request of being given rest. Earlier, The News reported that Afridi had requested Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators to give him rest for some days after a bad spell against Islamabad United on Thursday.
Shahid Afridi told The Current that he has not asked to be rested, in fact, he is anxiously looking forward to the next matches.
Afridi had conceded 67 runs in a four-over spell against Islamabad United on Thursday and became the most expensive bowling figure in the history of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Earlier, Islamabad United’s Zafar Gohar held the record of conceding the most runs, 65.
It was also reported that Afridi did not attend the practice session at the High-Performance Centre, the report added.
On February 3, Afridi, who had returned to the squad after completing Covid-19 isolation, could not bowl up to mark.
The former Pakistan skipper bowled a total of four overs, where he conceded 67 runs and managed to take only one wicket. His most expensive over was the last over (20th), where he conceded 20 runs.
It should be noted that this was Afridi’s first match of his farewell PSL, after missing the initial games due to Covid-19, but was thrashed by the United batters Colin Munro and Azam Khan during his four-over spell.
Twitterati extended support to the all-round cricketer.