Srinagar, November 24: Former Pakistan skipper and star cricketer Shahid Afridi is finally on his way to Sri Lanka for participation in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 , a day after having missed his original flight.
Afridi, who has been appointed as Galle Gladiators captain took to Twitter to inform his fans that he was finally Sri Lanka-bound.
“Thank God I was able to take the flight in time and now I’m on way to Colombo and then Hambantota to join Galle Gladiators for the LPL,” Shahid Afridi Tweeted.
Missing original flight is likely to Shahid Afridi two matches of the LPL 2020 as his mandatory isolation period will begin later than the rest of his teammates’.
Galle Gladiators are owned by Pakistan Super League franchise Quetta Gladiators.
The sister franchise will feature several other Pakistani players, including Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Amir and Waqas Maqsood.
Quetta captain Sarfaraz was also supposed to captain Galle but his selection in the national squad for New Zealand series ruled him out, paving way for Afridi to take over.