ISLAMABAD: Mahira Khan has joined the roster of Peshawar Zalmi, the T20 cricket team, as their ambassador for the 2018 season of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The actress announced her new role alongside last year’s PSL champions with a post on her official Twitter account stating: “Super excited to be part of the Peshawar zalmi family! #humzalmi #PSL3 #yellowstorm.”
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 13, 2018
Khan will be joining Hamza Ali Abbasi, who has served as a team ambassador since the first series was played in 2016. The stars are also currently filming the movie Maula Jatt 2.
The two co-stars were present for the unveiling of the new season’s kit launch, which took place in Lahore on Feb.13, and were seen across social media in a number of selfies posted by team members and attendees of the reveal.
Khan will take over the position from Humaima Mallick, who also happens to be starring the anticipated sequel to the cult classic. Fawad Khan, an ambassador for Islamabad’s PSL team Islamabad United, is playing the eponymous Maula Jatt.
Neither Peshawar Zalmi nor Humaima Mallick have commented on the actress not resuming her role as an ambassador.
The role of an ambassador includes being present at pre-series events, joining in on promotional materials (Wahab Riaz, fast bowler for Zalmi, Tweeted out a photo from the set of the anthem video song with Mahira Khan), supporting the team on the sidelines as well as across their social media.
PSL fever has been building up in pthe past few weeks with the sports event kicking off on Feb. 22 in Dubai.