Shahid Afridi opposes separate captains for each format A.A

The chief selector wants tough decisions to be made in domestic cricket

Former Pakistan cricket team chief Shahid Afridi said on Thursday that Pakistan should not have separate captains for the three formats.

Speaking on Samaa’s TV show Game, Set, Match, he said there should be a maximum of two captains.

He said the national team does not need coaching, only performance.

Only Under-19 or Pakistan-A deserve coaches, he suggested.

Afridi added that he was approached to extend his tenure as head of the selection committee but declined due to his busy schedule.

He talked about taking tough decisions in cricket and generally for the country as well.

The former captain also spoke about the performances of the players he picked in the New Zealand series.

He appreciated Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail for their contribution to Pakistan’s victory.

Afridi revealed that all the members of the selection committee wanted Sarfaraz Ahmed to play and also gave confidence to the champion skipper.

He said that Babar Azam had done a good job as captain and had led the team well. But the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should not have announced a new vice-captain in haste.

Afridi added that Babar Azam should not fear defeat and should improve as a captain.

He further said that Shan Masood should not have been named vice-captain simply after performances in county cricket, suggesting that he does not have sufficient experience to play in ODI matches.

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