LAHORE: The owner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 champions Lahore Qalandars, Atif Rana has gifted a luxury car under his use to Qalandars skipper, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Atif’s brother and co-owner of the winning franchise, Sameen Rana, shared in a recent interview that he has no plans to hand out any freebies until PSL Season 7 begins, when he was when asked about the many gifts that have been presented on behalf of the franchise.
“It was when Fakhar Zaman reached a century that I said it was very special and that Fakhar should get an award,” Sameen said.
Fakhar was named PSL’s best hitter this season for scoring a spectacular first century against the Karachi Kings and seven half centuries.
He said that’s where the trend of freebies started.
Sameen further stated that people wonder about Shaheen’s age, but he is undoubtedly very young and still mature and has a big heart.
“Every time he [Shaheen] received a gift, he used to give it by distributing it to team members and sports staff,” the Qalandars co-owner said.
He said that Shaheen and Atif joked about a car the latter had and the former liked it very much.
“That’s why Shaheen got a gift of his choice and I told Shaheen not to donate it as it was only for him,” Sameen said.
Lahore Qalandars skipper Shaheen led the team to their first PSL win when they beat defenders Multan Sultans by 42 points in the final last month.