Shahid Afridi parts ways with Peshawar Zalmi

Shahid Afridi had a successful stint with Peshawar Zalmi
Shahid Afridi had a successful stint with Peshawar Zalmi
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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced his exit from Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi due to personal reasons.

The franchise had a successful 2017 season where they clinched their maiden title under the captaincy of Darren Sammy, who took over from Afridi at the start of the edition.

The 37-year-old, who recently announced his international retirement scored 177 runs from 10 matches in the 2017 edition and with the ball even though he managed just two wickets, he maintained a handy economy of 6.75.

Afridi went on to the social media platform Twitter to announce his decision.

"Won d ?? with 1 team,Time for another. Im announcing my end of service as president&player of PeshawarZalmi Team due to my personal reasons.

"My best wishes with Peshawar Zalmi nd as far as my Peshawar fans r concerned I know they are with me wherever i go."

Meanwhile, according to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi stated that he was unaware about Afridi's decision and declined to comment further without speaking with him.

In the 2016 season where Afridi captained the Zalmis they managed to reach the play-offs after having a successful group stage where they won six out of the eight games to top the table.

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