Karachi Kings all-rounder Shahid Afridi has a desire of playing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 final, hosted by Karachi on March 25.
Recently, thoughts on Afridi's comeback were circulating. The 38-year-old snubbed it by saying, “My decision to retire is final." The former Pakistan cricketer added that he is now happy playing shorter format of the game. "I am now enjoying myself playing in these T20 leagues and doing my foundation work."
“I am playing for Karachi Kings for the first time in the PSL and it is my ambition to see us playing in the final on March 25 as it is being held in Karachi for the first time,” Afridi said.
Afridi, who turned 38 on 1st March this year, said he doesn't want a farewell game after receiving so much love from the fans. “A cricketer can ask for nothing more. My fans still enjoy my performances and I love that and continue to play for them,” he said.
Afridi (3 for 19) destroyed the Lahore Qalandars in their hat-trick win in PSL 2018. Talking about the performance the veteran cricketer said he wanted to carry on playing in leagues till he was fit and performing. “It is also important for me to carry on playing cricket for my foundation work.”
Afridi also praised the work of the head coach of the Karachi Kings and Pakistan team, Mickey Arthur.
“He is very emotional and aggressive minded so he gets worried easily. But he knows how to make a game plan and he is not afraid of losing. He is working on long-term planning for Pakistan cricket which is good,” Afridi said.
“The best part is he wants 100 percent from every player and such coaches are good for any team.”
(WIth PTI Inputs)