Afridi backs Misbah, Younus retirement decisions; says PCB should respect players

Former T20I captain believes Test skipper Misbah and veteran Younus made right call after announcing retirement


Sports Desk April 13, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi has once again criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over its mistreatment of players.

Afridi, while talking to the media at that National Stadium in Karachi, praised retirement decisions of Test captain Misbahul Haq and veteran Younus Khan.

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“I think the PCB should not forget that they are because of the players,” said Shahid. “I believe Younus and Misbah took the right decision.”

The 37-year-old praised the team’s performance in the limited-over series against West Indies, and also lauds Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy.

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“The team performed really well in both limited overs series in the West Indies,” he said. “I think Sarfraz was very good with his captaincy, but he needs to carry everyone forward.”

Afridi, who represented Pakistan in 98 T20Is, also cleared the air regarding his Karachi Kings joining by saying that: “Since I live in Karachi, I joined Karachi Kings.”

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