KARACHI: This is with reference to your report of May 21 titled “PCB removes Shahid Afridi and ODI captain”.
Younus Khan won the T20 World Cup and weeks later he was removed as captain. Shahid Afridi took the national team to the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup and was the leading wicket-taker in the whole tournament, and a few weeks after the event he is removed as captain. What does one understand from this? That whenever a captain seems to be doing well and getting the public’s support, he is removed from the post. Would someone in the Pakistan Cricket Board please explain why this is being done? Perhaps the one person who needs to be removed is Ijaz Butt. No one will miss him.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2011.