Afridi looks to unearth power-hitters as Karachi Kings president

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Shahid Afridi
Afridi, who signed up with the ARY-owned side last week, said the Kings will set up talent hunt camps throughout the country to unearth talented batsmen. — AFP/File

KARACHI: Newly appointed Karachi Kings’ president Shahid Afridi will use the platform to search for hard-hitting batsmen, a talent, which, according to the superstar is lacking in Pakistan.

The Pakistan Super League side fell out of the tournament earlier this year after losing to Peshawar Zalmi in the second playoff — mainly due to a below average batting performance.

Afridi, who signed up with the ARY-owned side last week, said the Kings will set up talent hunt camps throughout the country to unearth talented batsmen.

“As the president of Karachi Kings i’ll take up the responsibility to find batting talent,” Afridi told media on Thursday.

“We’ll set up talent hunt camps in Sindh initially and in other parts of the country after that,” added the former Pakistan skipper.

Afridi praised Pakistan and Karachi Kings batsman Babar Azam and believed the right hander is a great find — but said the national side needed more such players.

“Babar Azam is one good find as far as the batting department is concerned but one good batsman out of a population as large as Pakistan’s is not enough,” he said.

“We need to find more talented batsmen.”

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