Reports of Rashid Khan coming back to Pakistan and representing Lahore Qalandars in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7 were circulating on social media on Friday. The Afghan star player opened up about it and clarified that he would not be available due to “national duty”.

Taking to Twitter, Rashid Khan wrote: ”It would’ve been great to be part of Lahore Qalandars and play alongside lads in the PSL T20 final.”

“I won’t be able to make it for the finals due to National Duty which is always a first priority,” he added.


He extended best wishes for Lahore Qalandars’ skipper Shaheen Afridi, Sameen Rana and the team.


On February 20, the Qalandars’ right-arm spinner had left the PSL franchise to join his national squad for the ODI and T20I series against Bangladesh.

He had received a befitting farewell from his teammates and from Qalandars’ skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi.

It is pertinent to mention here that the defending champions Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars will lock horns on Sunday for the PSL title.