Shaheen Afridi Edges Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma to T20 World Record After Lahore Qalandars Beat Multan Sultans to Win PSL 2022
PSL 2022: At the age of 21, Shaheen has now edged Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma to become the youngest captain to win a major T20 league in the world.
Lahore: The Qalandars may not have been the best side over the past few seasons of the PSL, but a change of captaincy has done the trick for them in 2022. Shaheen Afridi led Lahore Qalandars to their maiden PSL title with a 42-run win over Multan Sultans at the Gadaffi Stadium on Sunday night.
At the age of 21, Shaheen has now edged Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma to become the youngest captain to win a major T20 league in the world. Smith did it when he was 22. He had led Sydney Sixers to a win in Big Bash League in 2012. India and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit had also guided Mumbai Indians to their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) victory in 2013 at the age of 26.
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“It’s a great achievement. We have been waiting for 6 years and I want to thank the Lahore crowd. They have come out in numbers and supported us throughout. A lot of people supported me, Hafeez guided me during lot of pressure moments so thanks to all who supported me. The fight we showed as a team throughout the tournament is really fantastic and we had that attitude to fight till the last ball,” Afridi said in the post-match presentation.
Opting to bat first, the Qalandars lost their top three batters early and looked in a spot of bother. That was when the middle-order featuring Mohammed Hafeez (69 off 46), Harry Brook (41* off 22), and David Wiesse (28* off 8) chipped in with the bat to help Qalandars post a decent 180 for five which proved to be good enough in the end.
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