Shaheen Afridi beats Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma to script a new T20 world record

21-year-old Afridi became  the youngest captain to win a major T20 league in the world, beating Smith

Previously, Australia's former captain Steve Smith held the honour, having led Sydney Sixers to the Big Bash title in 2012 at the age of 22.

Shaheen Shah Afridi's team Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultan in the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore.

For someone who had never captained at any level, Afridi’s appointment as captain of the Lahore franchise had come as a big surprise to cricket fans before the start of the PSL

Even former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who is set to become the pacer’s father in law, had not backed the decision to appoint him skipper

Lahore had failed to qualify for the playoffs in five of their first six seasons and finished as the runners up in 2020 before winning the elusive trophy in 2022.