Shoaib Malik was better choice for captaincy: Afridi

Shoaib Malik was better choice for captaincy: Afridi
KARACHI: Cricketer Shahid Afridi has said that All-rounder Shoaib was a better choice to lead the T20I format.
Shahid Afridi in a video on his YouTube channel said, “I have supported Babar Azam a lot. He is a faithful performer for Pakistan but Shoaib Malik would have been the sensible choice to lead Pakistan in next year’s tournament.
Afridi added that Shoaib Malik should have been chosen to lead the side in the T20I format till next year’s 20-over World Cup in Australia.
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He added, “Shoaib has been playing cricket for quite some time around the world and is representing the national side at the moment as well.”
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) removed skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed from captaincy and appointed Babar Azam as his replacement in the 20-over format while Azhar Ali will lead the Test side.
According to Afridi, the PCB made the right decision to appoint batsman Azhar Ali as the Test captain.
Afridi in his video message also thanked Sarfaraz Ahmed for his services to Pakistan cricket.
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