Afridi calls time on seven-year PSL career due to persistent back problems

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to call time on his Pakistan Super League career due to a persistent back problem. The veteran cricketer also added that he decided to partake in this season’s PSL only for the sake of ‘fans’.

Afridi, who last played for Pakistan around six years ago, suffered a back injury during a training session, and also tested positive for Covid-19 before the start of the season. When he returned to action, he was hit for 67 runs by Islamabad United. He played the final match of his PSL career for Quetta Gladiators against United on Sunday, where he ended up with a two-for. He also played for Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, and Karachi Kings in the PSL.

Afridi took 47 wickets at an average of 26.51 in his PSL career, alongside compiling 459 runs at a strike rate of 150.8.