Galle Gladiators captain made the announcement on social media
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said on Tuesday that he is returning home from Sri Lanka due to personal emergency.
The star all-rounder was in the island-nation where he was leading the Galle Gladiators franchise in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League.
The 40-year-old made the statement regarding his return on social media website Twitter.
Unfortunately I have a personal emergency to attend to back home. I will return to join back my team at LPL immediately after the situation is handled. All the best.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 2, 2020
The news will be a significant blow for the franchise who are already struggling in the competition as they are placed on the bottom of the table after three successive defeats.
Pakistan’s former T20I captain has scored 70 runs from three games in the tournament so far at an average of 23.33 with a half-century to his name.