Expert all-rounder Shahid Afridi is on his way to participate in Lanka Premier League 2020 inaugural a day after missing his original flight.
The star player, who is to lead the side of Galle Gladiators in the tournament, took to twitter to inform his fans that he was finally on his way now.
“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,” Afridi he wrote.
Thank God I was able to take the flight in time and now I’m on way way to Colombo and then Hambantota to join Galle Gladiators for the LPL 🙏 Look forward to an exciting tournament pic.twitter.com/8vSyqtDrC3
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 24, 2020
The lateness on Afridi’s part is set to cost him 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, flagging way for Afridi to take over.