Things keep getting more and more charismatic for the Peshawar Zalmi franchise. First, they received the honor of having the great Shahid Khan Afridi as their skipper, and as if things couldn’t go any fancier, the great World Cup winning cricketer turned politician has now given a nod to become the mentor of the Zalmis.
Javed Afridi revealed this heart-warming news in an interview with the media two days prior to Christmas day. Javed revealed that Imran Khan had agreed to become the mentor of his team. Afridi also expressed his delight on Khan’s decision, and shone light on the fact that he was and is one of the most remembered Pakistani cricket icons of all times. Surely, the Zalmi brand will get a massive morale boost from his arrival at the helm.
“We want the Pakistan Super League to benefit from the legacy and vision of Imran the cricketer.”
Imran Khan hasn’t had regular involvement with Pakistan cricket ever since his retirement following the 1992 World Cup triumph. Since then, his focus has been on becoming a well-known political figure, working for the rights of the people of Pakistan. Although, Khan hasn’t had much experience with the T20 side of the game, his experience of cricket in general and his sheer personality can turn out extremely motivating for Javed Afridi’s team.
“Even if he has not played T20 cricket it doesn’t matter what is important is his insight and views on cricket and how it should be played”