Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi on Sunday beat Australia’s Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma of India to create a new world record in T20 cricket after he led Lahore Qalandars to their maiden Pakistan Super League (PSL) title triumph at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.
With win over Multan Sultan, the 21-year-old Afridi has become the youngest captain to win a T20 league. He surpassed Smith, who at the age of 22 led Sydney Sixers to victory in the 2012 Big Bash League (BBL), and Rohit, who at the age of 26 propelled Mumbai Indians (MI) to their first Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2013.
Brief scores (PSL 2022 final): Lahore Qalandars 180/5 in 20 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 69, Harry Brook 41 not out, David Wiese 28 not out; Asif Afridi 3-19) beat Multan Sultans 138 all out in 19.3 overs (Khushdil Shah 32; Shaheen Afridi 3-30, Mohammad Hafeez 2-23) by 42 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) February 27, 2022
The wait of 7 long years has finally ended. We are PSL champions, Alhumdulillah 🏆
Grateful to every single player, coaches, owners, staff and super fans for your belief. You made it possible. @iMRizwanPak bhai & @MultanSultans, you fought like champions#MeHoonQalandar #DilSe pic.twitter.com/saT6G7YeOD
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) February 28, 2022
— Umaid Asif عمید آصف 🇵🇰 (@umaid_asif) February 27, 2022
How Good 😍 🏆,
Congratulations Lahore 💚,@lahoreqalandars @iShaheenAfridi Sameen Bhai n Aqib Bhai
Excellent PSL @FakharZamanLive n Zaman Khan 👏🏽
And Thank you very much @TheRealPCB @thePSLt20 for an amazing event#PSL7Final #PSL7Champions #LahoreQalandars pic.twitter.com/OZJ42TcyUd
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) February 27, 2022
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 27, 2022
Shaheen Afridi (21 years) is the youngest captain to win a major T20 league in the world. Previous: Steve Smith (22 years) for Sydney Sixer in 2012 and Rohit Sharma (26 years) for Mumbai Indians in IPL in 2013.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 27, 2022
Terrific achievement for Shaheen Shah Afridi as such a young leader, to win the PSL title. Well done @lahoreqalandars
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) February 27, 2022
Thank you @lahoreqalandars for an amazing @thePSLt20. 🏆 🏆 🏆 It’s a special group of players to work with and after all the hard work they put in I’m so glad they got the success! pic.twitter.com/iPSGBGCRHr
— ben dunk (@bendunk51) February 28, 2022
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) February 27, 2022
— Ali Naqvi (@AliNaqvi808) February 27, 2022