Quetta Gladiators all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for COVID19 on the first day of season seven (January 27). Afridi will isolate at home before he recovers and gets ready to play. This season will be his last as a player as he will retire after this edition.
The 41-year-old has played for Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, and Multan Sultans before. He was part of the PSL 2017 winning team Zalmi. Last year, he played for Sultans in the first phase of the league but didn’t participate in the second phase due to a back injury. He also plays for Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League.
The right-hander will be reinstated into the team after seven days of quarantine and a negative COVID test. Gladiators will play their first game of the tournament against Peshawar Zalmi on January 28 in Karachi.
The former Pakistan skipper has already announced his retirement from PSL after season seven. Afridi also wants to end his career with a PSL trophy. “I am excited to join Quetta Gladiators, a side that has had a roller-coaster ride in the past few events despite winning the title in 2019. In my final PSL event, it will be my dream and wish to sign off with another PSL trophy after tasting success with Peshawar Zalmi in 2017,” Afridi had said.