Cricket legend and former Pakistani batting great Zaheer Abbas has joined Peshawar Zalmi as their president, it was revealed on Friday.
Twitter posts from Peshawar Zalmi’s official account contained statements from Javed Afridi welcoming the former cricketer who is referred to as the ‘Asian Bradman’.
“I would like to welcome Mr. Zaheer Abbas into the Zalmi Family. A stylish batsman of his era, he crafted his innings to perfection, depicting magnificent display of batsmanship,” read a statement from Javed Afridi, owner of Peshawar Zalmi. “We are honoured to have a stalwart of the game as President Peshawar Zalmi!”
I would like to welcome Mr. Zaheer Abbas into the Zalmi Family. A stylish batsman of his era, he crafted his innings to perfection, depicting magnificent display of batsmanship. We are honoured to have a stalwart of the game as President Peshawar Zalmi !!#ZaYamZalmai #HBLPSL pic.twitter.com/DF3CgjHFfk
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) November 10, 2017
The Asian Bradman and Former ICC President Mr. Zaheer Abbas joins Peshawar Zalmi as President. “It’s an honour that cricket icon Zaheer Abbas has joined the Zalmi family,” – Chairman Peshawar Zalmi @JAfridi10. #ZaYamZalmai #HBLPSL pic.twitter.com/VPaJuJ8euP
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) November 10, 2017
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