PSL teams reveal newest signings:
Shahid Afridi, the legendary allrounder, was ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 on Monday due to a back injury.
The former Pakistan captain was training in Karachi for the upcoming PSL 6 matches when he felt pain in his lower back, prompting him to see a doctor, who advised him to rest completely.
Shahid, who played in all four of the Sultans’ Karachi-leg matches, has been replaced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s left-arm spinner Asif Afridi, who will join the Sultans squad in Abu Dhabi.
“While training for the rest of the Pakistan Super League 6, I experienced lower back pain and had to consult a doctor,” he said “Afridi stated.
“Unfortunately, I have been advised to rest and will be unable to join my team Multan Sultans for the Abu Dhabi leg.
“I am disappointed that I will be missing the tournament, but my best wishes, support, and prayers are with the team as they compete for the trophy.”
Islamabad United, meanwhile, has signed left-handed batsman Umar Amin and West Indies opener Brandon King. With the latest additions, they now have a full 20-man squad.
Peshawar Zalmi has added Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai as a reserve player, along with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sameen Gul and Khalid Usman.