Shahid Aridi denies lobbying for son-in-law Shaheen Shah Afridi as Pakistan cricket captain


WEB DESK: Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi, in a recent interview with a private news channel, dismissed speculations about engaging in any lobbying efforts for his son-in-law, Shaheen Shah Afridi, to become the captain of the Pakistan cricket team.

“I have never supported making Shaheen as captain. I also criticised the decision after he was made captain of PSL’s franchise Lahore Qalandars,” said Afridi

Afridi continued by saying, “Whose mouths should I shut? By reading things on social media, I’m just feeling regretful.”

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Afridi also disclosed that, in a meeting with Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and PCB Management Committee chairman Zaka Ashraf, he provided counsel against considering any alteration in Babar Azam’s role in Test cricket. Afridi stressed the importance of maintaining stability and continuity, suggesting that Babar Azam’s position in the Test format should remain unchanged.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed on Wednesday the appointed captains for white and red-ball cricket, following the resignation of the former skipper Babar Azam on the same day. Shan Masood was appointed as the captain of the Test cricket team, while the responsibility for the shorter T20 format has been given to Shaheen Afridi. 

However, the ODI captain of the Pakistan cricket team has not been announced yet.

You can find test stats of Shan Masood on PCB’s official website

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