Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has lauded Lahore Qalandars’ skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi for a “great display of captaincy” after Qalandars reached the final of the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
On Friday, David Wiese’s last-over heroics at the Gaddafi Stadium against Islamabad United took Qalandars to a six-run victory in the second eliminator of the tournament.
The do-or-die match between the two sides was a treat to the eye as both the teams fought for the slot in the final till the last moment.
Taking to Twitter, Boom Boom Afridi posted photos of him watching the match between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United along with his friends.
“Today I witnessed one of the best matches in the PSL history. Congratulations Lahore Qalandars on a well-deserved win!”
Afridi also hailed Shaheen’s captaincy throughout the PSL 7 and wished good luck to the finalists.
“Great display of captaincy by Shaheen throughout the tournament. Good luck to both of the finalist teams,” he wrote.
Defending champions Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars will lock horns on Sunday for PSL 7 title.
Earlier in December, Afridi had said that Shaheen did not pay heed to his advice regarding accepting the leadership role.
Afridi had said: “I had advised Shaheen to wait for a year or two before accepting captaincy so that he can focus more on his bowling. But since he is also an Afridi, he didn’t listen to me.”
“Having said that, I’m happy that he has decided to accept this responsibility and I hope that he proves me wrong,” the former skipper had said.
Sultan’s skipper Mohammad Rizwan also congratulated Shaheen for reaching the Final.
“What a thriller it was! Enjoyed every second of it. Congratulations @iShaheenAfridi & @lahoreqalandars for finals. You put everything into this,” he wrote.
While commenting on Shadab Khan, he added: “@76Shadabkhan & @IsbUnited, keep your head high. I know k aap Himmat nahi haare ga (I know you will not lose hope) and will come back stronger. #LevelHai #PSL7.”