PSL 2018: Kapil Sharma entertains Peshawar Zalmi fans in Dubai (VIDEO)

  • Children from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital also invited to the show, as a part of Zalmi mission of “spreading smiles”
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DUBAI – Indian comedian Kapil Sharma entertained the Peshawar Zalmi players with his stock of jokes ahead of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in UAE on Wednesday.

Sharma made everybody laugh in the light-hearted session as he shared some jokes with West Indian bowling all-rounder Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, all-rounder Haris Sohail, England seamer Chris Jordan and Mohammad Asghar, Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez.

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When Sharma asked Zalmi skipper Sammy, “Why do people call you Khan?” the former Windies captain replied, “It’s because of Afridi. And also, maybe, because I’m from Peshawar.”

The comedian also joked with Akmal and Hafeez about lifestyles in the subcontinent. “You are three brothers; [with] one cousin playing top-level cricket – and you all have kids – it means Pakistan doesn’t need any other family in cricket,” he teased, making everyone cheer for the Akmals.

Javed Afridi – the owner of the PSL defending champions – said he wanted to make his players feel relaxed before the start of the action-packed cricketing tournament.

“Kapil Sharma is the best comedian in our region these days and the players had a great time,” Afridi added.

Children from the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital were also invited to the show by the Zalmi management, and, according to Afridi, this was a part of his mission of “spreading smiles”.

“We have got these kids to enjoy PSL matches and [spending] time with Kapil Sharma was another step in bringing change in their lives,” he said.

The third edition of the PSL will kick-off today with Zalmi taking on the newcomers Multan Sultans in the opening game of the tournament at Dubai Cricket Stadium.