KARACHI: Previous Pakistan Captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to clearly show a lot more clarity about captain Sarfraz Ahmad and asserting him captain for just 1 collection is alternatively questionable.
In an distinctive talk in Dawn Information sporting activities system ‘Replay’, Afridi explained: “In my feeling there need to be distinct contemplating on component of PCB about captain of Pakistan cricket group. After 2019 Environment Cup, PCB has transform the full workforce administration but there is not sufficient clarity on the captain. Either they announce a new captain or give present captain Sarfraz all the self esteem to guide Pakistan by asserting him for a for a longer period period of time of time.”
Advising Sarfraz on his function as captain, Afrid reported he really should guide staff from the front in all circumstances. “Sarfraz must now guide the group from the entrance and really should check out to contribute from his bat and efficiency as well to acquire matches. He (Sarfraz) need to also bat up in the order in my view.”
Afridi explained the twin function of head mentor and chief selector is a enormous problem for Misbah-ul-Haq. “Holding the two critical positions is a large, huge check for Misbah. But we all must assistance him and if he is able to provide, he will be remembered as one of the greatest personalities of Pakistan cricket historical past,” mentioned the outspoken all-rounder. “Misbah has currently performed extremely well for Pakistan and his results as formal will be a more strengthen for him.”
Speaking about bowling mentor Waqar Younis, Afridi reported have to emphasis on his job and should really steer clear of interfering in Misbah’s position.
Afridi also backed Umar Akmal and Ahmad Shahzad to make a excellent appear again for Pakistan this 12 months. “People are saying a lot of things about thwee two players but i feel that Umar and Shehzad must target on their health and fitness and general performance to silence their critics.”
Afridi was all praise for Babar Azam and claimed he is a planet course player and can be groomed as potential captain.
He also suggested the PCB to talk to previous greats like Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq and other seniors and should utilise their working experience to groom new expertise at the grass root level.
Revealed in Dawn, September 22nd, 2019