Team is comfortable under my captaincy: Afridi


July 14, 2010

Shahid Afridi has said that he respects all the players in his team and they too feel comfortable to play under his captaincy.

"It is difficult, especially due to players from the different cultures, different cities, but the thing is that I respect these guys. Whatever their problems, I listen, and I'm talking to the management and the coach as well. But they're feeling good playing in my captaincy," website theage.com.au quoted Afridi, as saying.

Afridi said he had inherited a team of young players. "The guys are united. As a captain, I'm trying to keep the guys as close as I can . Normally I take them for dinners together," he said. "The communications problem is not there any more. We are all sitting together, talking to each other. Whatever problems (they may have), they're coming to me and the coach and they're sharing their problems."

COMMENTS (2)

Salman | 11 years ago | Reply I think it is a team work to get a favourable result in your favour. An extra ordinary individual performance can not be repeated again & again. Its the team work and playing environment the players get,which influence their performance at the end of the day. If the players are comfortable with Afridi as he claims,its a good sign. We had seen before that Wasim Akram was an other captain,who provided a very natural & relaxed environment to his players. But Afridi should keep his mouth shut & let his performance on the field speak for him. Otherwise the people are not that simple & may assume that everything in the dressing room is not under control. We are desperate for a good leader & if Afridi can fill this gap,it will be good omen for Pak cricket.
Pakistan Cricket Blog | 11 years ago | Reply I think its true. Whoever the captain is, players are getting paid heavilty to perform for Pakistan not for themselves. A nice analysis of Pak & Aus is given in the following article. check this out:) Can Pakistan Beat Australia?
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