Speaking exclusively on the DawnNewsTV show ‘Live with Adil Shahzeb’, Afridi said that even though he was currently associated with the Multan Sultans, “if the franchise releases me, I will prefer to represent the Quetta Gladiators in my final season.”
The all-rounder said that he, too, was receiving workouts to stay fit.
Afridi was ruled out mid-season in the recently concluded PSL-6, won by Multan Sultans, after sustaining a back injury in training.
“I missed not being with the team in the PSL final, but I was constantly in contact with Muhammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood and Shan Masood via text messages and I continued to guide them and share my experience on the importance of a great match, especially the final. “said Afridi.
He also congratulated the Pakistan Cricket Board for organizing the remaining PSL matches despite difficulties. However, he added that leagues did not bear the desired fruit unless they were held in the homeland.
Asked about the prospects for the PSL compared to other leagues, he said there is no significant difference between the PSL and the Indian Premier League (IPL), “except for the amount offered to the players.”
He said that the central purpose of holding cricket leagues was to bring out new talent and that the PSL had produced several good players.
Responding to a question about Pakistan’s chances in the upcoming T20 World Cup, he said that preparations for the T20 World Cup should start eight to nine months before the tournament. He added that too many changes before the event could cause problems creating successful team combinations.