Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi was an explosive batsman. He believed in attacking from the word go. It always seemed like he was in a hurry. The former cricketer attacked from the first ball irrespective of the format he was playing. It seems that he's like that off the field as well.
On Thursday, Shahid Afridi made a blunder and accidentally revealed that Shan Masood will be the captain of Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. While the other five franchises had confirmed their captains ahead of the upcoming season, there was some confusion over who would lead the Multan-based franchise. Putting all the speculations to rest, Shahid Afridi revealed that he won't be the captain.
The star all-rounder revealed the news on Twitter. It was a day before the franchise owner Ali Tareen was set to make the announcement himself.
As a player and mentor it makes me happy to see @MultanSultans believing in the local talent pool and giving #SultansKaKaptaan to @shani_official. Speaks well and is known for his fitness n discipline wishing him all the best for the #HBLPSLV trophy for us IA #JanoobKiPehchaan pic.twitter.com/0NtKlBRjvI— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 6, 2020
But minutes later, Ali Khan Tareen thanked Shahid Afridi for the revelation and added that they were going to to make the announcement about Multan Sultans captain Shan Masood on Friday.
Thank you Lala, but we were going to reveal the captain tomorrow. 😄 https://t.co/QOILGwTwmf— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) February 6, 2020
Shahid Afridi was quick to realise his blunder and ended the conversation with a witty reply.
Meanwhile, Multan Sultans will look to put in a stellar performance under new captain Shan Masood. In the two seasons that they have played so far, the Multan-based team has finished at the fifth position on both occasions in the six-team competition.
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