Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has vehemently denied latest rumors suggesting that he’s backing Shaheen Afridi to guide Pakistan within the coming days.
Pakistan has been engulfed in a significant controversy forward of the ICC World Cup 2023. The disastrous exit from Asia Cup 2023 was adopted by stories of an unrest within the dressing room. In keeping with Pakistani media, captain Babar Azam and tempo spearhead Shaheen Afridi have been concerned in a heated altercation within the dressing room when the previous was giving a dressing right down to his teammates following the loss to Sri Lanka.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan needed to intervene to carry the state of affairs underneath management. A number of Pakistani gamers are additionally reportedly not pleased with Babar Azam‘s captaincy. A lot of gamers within the staff consider that Babar Azam behaves very otherwise with them whereas main the staff on the sector.
Shahid Afridi clarifies rumors:
Amidst the stories of unrest within the Pakistani dressing room, stories emerged that Shahid Afridi was pushing for Shaheen Afridi to switch Babar Azam because the captain. Nevertheless, the previous cricketer has denied the claims. Throughout a latest interview with a neighborhood media information channel, Shahid Afridi vented his anger on the stories and stated:
“I used to be scrolling by means of my Twitter, and I noticed that now they’re operating one thing with my identify that Shahid Afridi acknowledged, in my view, Shaheen Afridi can lead the staff higher than Babar Azam, Lahore Qalandars received a PSL trophy underneath his captaincy.”
“I don’t perceive why they’re saying such issues, despite the fact that I specific my views on Samaa. I share my perspective on Samaa, however they interpret it in their very own method. Though I’m the one one that retains Shaheen away from the captaincy,” he added.
In the meantime, there are additionally stories suggesting that Shaheen Afridi may quickly change Shadab Khan because the vice-captain of Pakistan’s limited-overs groups. Shadab Khan is underneath stress after failing to do nicely within the Asia Cup. Even captain Babar Azam admitted that the leg-spinner has not been taking wickets for the staff. However, Shaheen Afridi is a key member of the staff and could possibly be rewarded with the vice-captaincy.