PSL 7: Hafeez backs Shaheen Afridi to be successful as Lahore Qalandars' skipper

"I am sure Shaheen will be a successful captain," Hafeez says while backing the new Qalandars captain

By Sohail Imran
January 12, 2022
Mohammad Hafeez.  Photo provided by the reporter.

Former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is playing for Lahore Qalandars in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL), has backed the young pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi to be successful in his role as newly appointed Qalandars skipper.

It should be noted that before the PSL 2022, Qalandars appointed Shaheen as the skipper for this year's blockbuster T20 competition. 

Hafeez also stressed that through his brilliant performances, Shaheen has made a name for himself all over the world.

"We have become his fan," he said.

While talking to the media in Lahore, Hafeez said: "There are good wishes for Shaheen as he has become the captain. This is a good opportunity for him to prove his leadership skills, as he will get a chance to learn."

Hafeez also added that Shaheen just needs to enjoy his game, and we all are ready to support him on the field.

"The experience which I have gained in my career, I am ready to pass that on to Shaheen, and guide him whenever he needs any advice. I am sure Shaheen will be a successful captain," Hafeez said while backing Shaheen.

About his team's preparations, he revealed: "The preparations are in full swing at the training camp which is held before the PSL, and Qalandars will benefit from this camp." 

"We will try to meet the expectations of the Lahore Qalandars fans, as we have a good team this time around, and will also look to start afresh," he stated.  

About the domestic performers, Hafeez said that he is always in favour of recognizing the performances of domestic players, now in PSL, the domestic cricketers will have the opportunity to show their abilities.

About the COVID-19 station, he stated: "We have to stay in this situation, we have to take precautionary measures."

"However, even if any player tests positive for the coronavirus, the event should not be stopped. There is no point in postponing and rescheduling the tournament, as in the previous edition, I also saw the event being stopped and rescheduled to the UAE," Hafeez stated.