PSL 6: Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi won’t be part of the remainder of IPL 2021 as he has been ruled out of the tournament, citing a back injury.
The Multan Sultan all-rounder was training in Karachi ahead of the start of the Abu Dhabi leg of the tournament. Afridi felt discomfort in his bac, following which the doctor advised him to take complete rest. As a result, Shahid Afridi won’t be part of the remaining game of the PSL 2021.
Shahid Afridi represented Multan Sultan in the PSL 2021 and played a total of four matches. He has been replaced by a left-arm spinner, Asif Afridi, who would be joining the squad in Abu Dhabi.
“While training for the remainder of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6, I felt lower back pain and had to consult a doctor,” Afridi said. Unfortunately I have been advised to rest and can no longer accompany my team Multan Sultans for the Abu Dhabi-leg” Afridi said.
“I am disappointed that I would be sitting out of the tournament, but my best wishes, support and prayers are with the team to take the trophy.” he added.
Recently, the UAE government granted permission to the Pakistan Cricket Board to conduct the remaining games of PSL 2021 in Abu Dhabi, starting June 1, 2021. The league will resume with Lahore Qalanders taking on Islamabad United in the 15th match of the tournament. Karachi Kings currently tops the chart with 3 wins in 5 games, followed by Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United at second and third position respectively.