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Shahid Afridi to Share Inside Story of Pakistan Squad

Shahid Afridi to Share 'Inside Story' of Pakistan Squad

Former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi has said that he will soon reveal the inside story of the current squad of the T20 World Cup to the public.

In an interview with a local TV channel, Afridi was asked about the lack of unity in the national team. He pointed towards young pacer Mohammad Wasim, who was also on the guest panel, suggesting that both he and Wasim know many things but cannot speak openly about them.

Afridi emphasized that team cohesion and unity are the captain’s responsibility. He stated that the captain either creates a positive atmosphere or spoils it, underscoring the importance of the captain’s role over team management and coaches. The captain is supported by the selection committee, which plays a crucial role in team dynamics.

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“It is the captain’s job to make the team fight on the field,” Afridi said.

Speaking about Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is also Shahid’s son-in-law, the former all-rounder mentioned that his relationship with Shaheen is different. He clarified that if his daughter, son, or son-in-law were wrong, he would not hesitate to call them out, dispelling any notions of favoritism.

Afridi also criticized the selection committee for making significant mistakes in recent years. He indicated that he plans to speak openly about these issues after the World Cup, blaming internal factors for the team’s disunity.

It should be noted that Pakistan faced a humiliating loss against archrivals India in Sunday’s match at the T20 World Cup 2024, a highly anticipated clash in the cricket world. This defeat was crucial as Pakistan had already suffered a shock loss against an inexperienced United States team in their first match.

Pakistan now faces a complex situation, relying not only on victories in their next two matches but also on the performance of other teams to advance from the group stage into the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.