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Rashid denies leaving nat’l duty for the sake of PSL final

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 27 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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Afghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan brushed aside all speculations regarding his availability in the Pakistan Super League final at the expense of skipping national duty.

There was rumour in the air that Rashid, who is currently in Bangladesh to feature in the ongoing limited-over series, will leave Chattogram to make him available for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL final against Multan Sultans, scheduled today in Lahore.

However, the 23-year-old on Saturday afternoon confirmed that he won’t be able to play the final due to his national commitment but he wished all the best to his Lahore teammates for the final.

“It would’ve been great to be part of @lahoreqalandars and play alongside lads in @thePSLt20 final.

I won’t be able to make it for the finals due to national duty which is always a first priority. I wish my captain @iShaheenAfridi, @sameenrana and team good luck,” Rashid tweeted. Earlier on February 20, the leg-spinner left the PSL franchise to join his national squad for the white-ball series against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh already clinched the ODI series by earning victories in the opening two games against Afghanistan in Chattogram. Rashid could only take two wickets in these matches. The last ODI of the series will take place at the same venue on Monday.

Both sides will then lock horns in a two-match T20I series in Dhaka, scheduled respectively on March 3 and 5.