Shaheen Afridi ignored my recommendation, says Shahid Afridi


Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (L) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (R). File photo
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (L) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (R). File picture

KARACHI: Flamboyant batter Shahid Afridi Wednesday opposed Shaheen Afridi’s choice to just accept the captaincy of Lahore Qalandars, saying he ought to have centered on his bowling earlier than taking on the accountability.

The former Pakistan captain, nevertheless, wished the star pacer luck for the long run and hoped that he proves him fallacious together with his efficiency as captain.

While speaking to Samaa TV concerning the management function, Shahid Afridi mentioned the idea of appointing a senior participant because the staff’s captain is altering worldwide. 

“I will give you the example of MS Dhoni under whose captaincy big players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli played and he led the team to several victories.”

He mentioned {that a} chief is somebody who runs the present and adjusts each participant in response to his capabilities. “This is a leadership quality. The leader gives equal rights to everyone. It is a big responsibility both off the field and on the field.”

When requested about Shaheen Shah Afridi, who has lately been appointed captain of the Lahore Qalandars, the star batter mentioned: “When I had a discussion with him, I advised him to not take up captaincy and wait for a couple of years, focus on bowling and play a little more. But he is also an Afridi and didn’t listen to me.”

It is nice that he has taken a choice and a participant should make his personal choices confidently and avail the chance that come his method, he added.

“It is a learning process and every player’s wish to lead his team.”

‘Babar Azam proved me wrong’

With respect to the Pakistani skipper, Afridi mentioned he was not in favour of Babar Azam’s captaincy both and was of the view that elevated load would possibly put him beneath strain as a result of main the Pakistani staff is just not simple.

“You have to deal with the media, manage the team, engage with the board. I was not confident that Babar Azam could lead the national team but he proved me wrong with his performance.”

“It is also possible that Shaheen Afridi too excels in his new role and proves me wrong.”    

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