DHAKA: Legend of modern cricket Shahid Afridi on Saturday turned down an offer by a top Bangladeshi cricket league to lead its team in the 2016 season.
The offer was made by Rangpur Riders, one of the seven teams of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Afridi took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to reveal the offer.
The Pakistani cricketer said that he was more interested to enjoy his role as a player.
“Riders offered me captaincy for #BPL2016. I’m thankful for offer but I want to enjoy as a player hence have refused” Afridi tweeted.
Raiders offered me captaincy for #BPL2016. I’m thankful for offer but I want to enjoy as a player hence have refused.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 5, 2016
The BPL T20 2016 will be held from November 4th to December 9.
Apart from Shahid Afridi, opener Sharjeel Khan, Muktar Ahmed, Babar Azam and Nasir Jamshed are part of Rangpur Riders’ squad.
The story originally appeared in Samaa News.