Young middle-order batter Muhammad Irfan Khan shared his excitement about his second stint with the former Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Karachi Kings.
In a video message, released by the franchise, Muhammad Irfan Khan thanked the owner of Karachi Kings Mr Salman Iqbal and the rest of the management for showing faith in his abilities.
“First of all, I would like to thank Mr Salman Iqbal and Karachi Kings’ management for not only picking me in the players’ draft but also for showing faith in me by retaining me this year,” said Irfan.
Excited to represent the #KingsSquad again ❤️💙
Emerging Star @mirfankhan_75 is thankful to the Owner of Karachi Kings, Mr Salman Iqbal and Kings' management for showing confidence in him for #HBLPSL9 ⤵️#YehHaiKarachi | #KingsSquad | #KarachiKings pic.twitter.com/qi3HIZ6p0H
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) December 12, 2023
Muhammad Irfan Khan then urged Karachi Kings’ fans to keep supporting the team while also sharing that he is upbeat to perform well.
“I request Karachi Kings’ supporters to keep supporting the team, we are excited to perform well this year,” he added.
Earlier, South African wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi also shared a video message for his fans and the franchise supporters and asserted that he will help the 2020 champions lift the silverware again by bringing his best.
“I’m beyond excited to be back for the Kings this year. I know it’s been a bit disappointing that it’s been a while since we won the trophy but I will bring my A-Game and help the team to win this trophy once again,” stated Shamsi.
“It’s gonna be a thrilling season and I can’t wait to see you all soon,” he added.
It is worth mentioning here that Tabraiz Shamsi and Muhammad Irfan Khan were two of the eight players retained by Karachi Kings ahead of the Players’ Draft for the PSL 9, scheduled on December 13.
Besides them, the Kings retained Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood — who joined the franchise after a successful trade with Multan Sultans — James Vince, Hasan Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mir Hamza and Muhammad Akhlaq.