Pakistan’s left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman and fast bowler Haris Rauf engaged in a playful Twitter conversation after Lahore Qalandars appointed Shaheen Shah Afridi as their captain for the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will be contested in January 2022.
Fakhar Zaman, a 32-year-old batter and opener who has spent more than five years on a gruelling local circuit, praised Shaheen Afridi on Twitter, but urged Haris Rauf not to “make any errors in the match today.”
Fakhar also wished Shaheen Afridi well in the tweet.
“Long way to go superstar.”
What a humbling journey, Alhumdulillah!
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi)
Haris Rauf responded to Fakhar Zaman’s tweet by saying he had “complete faith in his captain” and “doesn’t say anything.”
? kuch ni kehta Mujhay full yakeen hai apnay skipper pr. Best wishes and Best of luck buddy ❤️
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14)
While the Lahore Qalandars have released Fakhar Zaman from their PSL 2022 roster, ESPNcricinfo believes he will be re-signed as a platinum player.
Haris Rauf, the leading fast bowler for the Lahore Qalandars, has been retained as their brand ambassador despite being demoted to the Diamond division.