Farzi Times: IPL to add a separate team of young players next season, Shahid Afridi eyes a return as captain

Young guns have done well in IPL 2018 giving eye catching performances.

Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav and Shubman Gill preparing for IPL 2019 | IANS

Indian Premier League (IPL) promises to give youngsters a platform where they can get recognized. IPL 2018 has been a memorable season for the young cricketers, with the under-19 players from India managing to make an impact. No wonder BCCI is planning to add a new team in IPL next season with only U-19 players.

Youngsters like Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Abhishek Sharma and MS Dhoni have been a delight to watch.

The news has brought joy for Shahid Afridi, who is set to make another comeback thanks to his fake birthday certificate. While others follow a strict diet and work hard in the gym to look young, the 17-year-old Afridi gives matriculation exam every year to look young on paper. He expects to be named captain of the team, due to being the youngest of the lot.

Rashid Khan is unhappy that he will be 20 by next year and won't lead the U-19 side. Rashid's age has been a bigger mystery than his deliveries. He is Anil Kapoor of cricket in reverse.

Rahul Dravid must be happy that he will be getting a chance to coach another young team. But there is uncertainty whether his team will be able to cross 200 or not. He may ask his captain to declare on 194. That would be their par score.

Seeing a separate team for U-19 players, the senior players also demanded a team only for senior players. But IPL committee responded that they already have it in Chennai Super Kings.

Note: It's a fiction and just for humor. Fun intended! 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 21 May, 2018

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