Dubai (Staff Report): ‘Boom Boom’ Shahid Afridi has confirmed through a video message that he will be unable to play the final of Pakistan Super League against Quetta Gladiators scheduled on March 5 due to a hand injury.
In his video message, the former Pakistani skipper and a charm of PSL informed that doctors have advised him to take 10 days rest.
Afridi said, “Pakistan Super League was a big challenge for me after the T20 Worldcup as I think I was not able to give performances expected by my fans”.
Afridi expreassed his best wishes to and Peshawar Zalmi and congratulated fans for qualifying for the PSL final.
The all-rounder said, "I really wanted to play PSL final in Lahore. But there are certain things which are not in my power.”
The former Pakistan captain injured his right hand on Friday while attempting to catch a drive from Kieron Pollard off Hassan Ali. According to sources, Afridi was immediately rushed for first aid and received 12 stitches to his right hand.
Photos from social media showed Afridi with a heavily bandaged right-hand after receiving first aid treatment.