Shoaib Malik, who was the sole platinum category pick of Multan Sultans in Pakistan Super League 4, has not been retained by the franchise for the next season. Multan has preferred Mohammad Irfan over Malik in their platinum category pick.
Malik captained Multan Sultans in the last season of PSL and played some good innings for his side. The other players who are retained by the franchise are Shahid Afridi, James Vince, Junaid Khan, Ali Shafique, and Mohammad Ilyas.
Multan’s decision of preferring Irfan over Malik has faced a severe backlash. Remember, Shoaib Malik was also dropped from Pakistan’s National T20I side for the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Australia. On the other hand, Irfan was part of Pakistan’s T20I squad for Australia tour but his performance in the series was not really noteworthy.