Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is looking forward to entertaining the fans ahead of Multan Sultans’ match against Peshawar Zalmi at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday, February 26.
This will be Sultans’ first home game of the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.
“Multan Sultans will play their HBL PSL matches for the first time in front of their home crowd. I am hopeful of seeing a full stadium as Multan fans are passionate about the game. I am focusing on a great all-round performance in the tournament. I hope to entertain the Multan fans both with my batting and leg-spin bowling,” Afridi was quoted as saying by pcb.com.pk
Meanwhile Sultans’ captain Shan Masood was pleased to see PSL action outside Lahore and Karachi.
“HBL PSL coming to Pakistan in its entirety is a big moment for all of us. What makes this occasion even better is that we are not confined to Karachi and Lahore anymore, matches being staged in Multan and Rawalpindi is a great development indeed,” said Masood.
“I am keen to play in front of Multan’s home crowd as the support for the Sultans would be great at the venue. There is a galaxy of local and international stars at the HBL PSL, I am sure people of Multan will turn-up in big numbers for the three games,” he added.
HBL PSL 2020 would be staged in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan from 20 February to 22 March, the tournament final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.