Wednesday, June 16

Shahid Afridi exits LPL 2020 citing private emergency

Shahid Afridi (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to cut his journey in the 2020 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Afridi was captaining the franchise Galley Gladiators, who are ranked last in the points table with 3 defeats in 3 matches.

Afridi was flying back to Pakistan as he made an official statement via his official Twitter handle to confirm his unavailability for the upcoming matches. all rounder It turns out he has to return to the personal emergency home in the middle of the tournament. However, he assured that he would be back with the team once the situation recovers.

“Unfortunately I have a personal emergency to return home. I will be back to join my team at LPL soon after dealing with the situation. All the best, ”tweeted Shahid Afridi.

Shahid Afridi was unlikely to undergo quarantine after returning to Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, if Afridi returns to the island nation to take part in the tournament, he may have to go through a short quarantine period, along with the COVID-19 Test round. However, the swashbucking batsman is unlikely to complete the entire three-day quarantine period as he had already revealed that he was suffering from Kovid-19 once and hence it is unlikely to be contracted again.

Afridi originally arrived in Sri Lanka on 24 November. However, other players, who were essentially asked to quarantine themselves for 7 days, were allowed to field Afridi on November 27, when, after a trial, he had given antibodies to Kovid-19 Were shown. .

This is a major setback for Galle Gladiators as they are already battling a fierce race LPL 2020. Afridi was an important contingent for the Gladiators, considering his previous record in white-ball format as well as his ability to lead the team.

The 40-year-old has 8064 and 1416 international runs in 398 ODIs and 99 T20 Internationals at an average of 23.6 and 17.9 respectively. Afridi claimed 395 wickets in 398 ODIs with 98 wickets in 99 T20 Internationals.

As far as his form with Willow in LPL 2020 is concerned, he scored 58 off 23 balls against the Jaffna Stallions but failed to take his team to the finishing line. In addition, in the other two matches, he recorded a score of 12 and 0 respectively.