All-rounder Shahid Afridi is the latest Pakistan cricketer to sign up for the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, South Africa's Twenty20 league. Afridi will play for the Chevrolet Knights in the tournament, scheduled to be held between January 5 and February 9 next year.
"Afridi will definitely add value to the Chevrolet Knights in both assets of the game, batting and bowling. Afridi will also be able to add a mentor role and share great expertise especially to the young players in the team. I believe that we have what it takes to step out as the best team in the up and coming Ram Slam T20 Challenge," said Knights CEO Johan van Heerden.
Afridi was voted player of the series in the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and played an important role in Pakistan's title win two years later. In the 2009 edition, Afridi was voted Man-of-the-Match in the semifinal and final against South Africa and Sri Lanka respectively.
Afridi's attacking instinct makes him a lethal option in the T20 format of the game. He will meet up with the Knights in Cape Town on January 4 ahead of their first league game against the Cape Cobras on January 5 at Newlands.
Afridi's national teammate Saeed Ajmal, on Friday, signed for the Titans while Sohail Tanvir has joined the Highveld Lions squad.