n honour of Shaheen's services as captain, Qalandars' CEO Atif Rana, COO Sameen Rana, head coach Aaqib Javed visited Shaheen's hometown with the HBL PSL trophy
A great gesture has been shown by the management of Lahore Qalandars as they took the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy to Shaheen Shah Afridi's home in Landi Kotal.
Qalandars were crowned as HBL PSL 7 champions last week under the leadership of Shaheen Shah Afridi. In honour of Shaheen's services as captain, Qalandars' CEO Atif Rana, COO Sameen Rana, head coach Aaqib Javed visited Shaheen's hometown with the HBL PSL trophy.
They were welcomed by Shaheen's father and elder brother Riaz Afridi, who is also a former Pakistan Test cricketer. Atif Rana handed the trophy to Shaheen's father.
A large number of people from nearby areas were also present to see a glimpse of the trophy. According to Atif Rana, when Qalandars made Shaheen captain of the side, he had promised Shaheen's father that they will bring the trophy home.
"The purpose of bringing the trophy here is to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers. Lahore Qalandars are not from any one city. It is a team from all over Pakistan. We will take the trophy to every city of Pakistan and thank the fans for their love," Atif said.
Meanwhile, Shaheen also thanked Qalandars' management for this gesture as he feels proud to see the trophy in the hands of his father.
To see trophy in those hands who have raised me is the best feeling ever. I am so proud of you Abu Ji. 🙏— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) March 5, 2022
Thank you Lahore Qalandars for such a beautiful gesture. My entire village was extremely happy.@sameenrana @atifnaeemrana @AJavedOfficial #MeHoonQalandar #DilSe pic.twitter.com/TaIKmeiKGm
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