Shaheen has advice for his teammates: Play for the team, not for yourself
Fast bowling sensation and skipper of Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen Afridi, has offered advice to his teammates ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The pacer told his colleagues that Lahore Qalandars is ready to defend the title in PSL 8, but warned them that no one can cement their place in the team if they playing for themselves. “The player who scores a single run with courage will play all the matches in the upcoming PSL 8,” Shaheen said, The News has reported.
Champions of PSL 7, Lahore Qalandars are set to defend their title in the eighth edition of the premier cricket event starting February 13. The final of the league will take place on March 19th in Lahore.
Shaheen Afridi also said that no one will secure his place in the team if he is playing selfishly.
He said that no one will blame each other after the defeat, as all the players are equally good in their niche.
He advised his teammates to look after each other and consider the Qalandars their family, behaving like brothers with each other. “Look only for the win and if we lose, move forward and conquer every match.”
Shaheen added that there will be no junior and senior discrimination in the team. “Shaheen is Zaman and Zaman is Shaheen we all play for our nation. Our duty is to entertain, with great passion and sportsmanship,” the young captain told his team.
It should be noted that Qalandars lifted the PSL7 trophy last year when they thrashed Multan Sultans by 42 runs in the final.
PSL games will be played in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi between February 13 and March 19 this year.
The most number of matches (11) in this edition is scheduled to be played in Rawalpindi. Karachi and Lahore will host nine each, while Multan will host five games.
In the upcoming PSL 8, Lahore Qalandars will aim to become the first side to win back-to-back titles, while Islamabad United will eye to become the first team to win three titles since the event started in 2016.
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