In a shocking announcement on Saturday, Shahid Afridi quit Peshawar Zalmi in a message on Twitter. He resigned from the Peshawar Zalmi’s president post and also left Zalmi as a player.
Although, Afridi cited his personal reasons the motive behind leaving the franchise – Fans has been speculating about what made him quit Zalmi in first place. And the reason might be his differences with the team owner, Javed Afridi.
According to the sources, Shahid Afridi left Peshawar Zalmi due to differences with owner Javed Afridi, felt the promises made to him were not fulfilled. Afridi was also unhappy with Javed Afridi’s comments regarding Kolkata Knight Riders and Darren Sammy.
About Sammy, Javed Afridi said he hopes that Sammy would convert to Islam and he is studying the religion. Shahid Afridi was also unhappy with team owner’s political affiliations.
On the other hand, Afridi’s announcement to part ways with Peshawar Zalmi came as surprise to many, including the owner of franchise Javed Afridi.
“I’m completely unaware of what happened,” said Javed when asked to comment on Afridi’s announcement.
Afridi led Peshawar Zalmi in the first edition of PSL but stepped aside from captain’s role after being named as the president of Franchise ahead of the second edition and handed over the captaincy to Darren Sammy.