Former Chief Selector and Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team Shahid Afridi says that he is not in favor of three separate captains in three formats.
Recently, during a conversation with private media, former all-rounder Shahid Afridi talked about making captain Babar Azam the captain of one format instead of three formats and Shan Masood’s vice-captaincy.
Shahid Afridi praised Babar and said that Babar Azam has been leading the team for two and a half years, his individual performance is also excellent, the board should not take decisions in a hurry, take some time like the board. If there was time, I think the board should take decisions.
In my opinion, Shan Masood’s vice-captaincy should not have been announced: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi on his decisions as Chief Selector said that our effort was to give Babar such a combination that he can make big decisions because to be number one we have to do many things out of the box. The captain needs improvement.
He said that recently three names were coming up regarding the captaincy of the Pakistan team, the board did not tell me anything in this regard, but I am not in favor of these 3 captains at all, it may be Test and ODI. The captain should be one while T20 should have one captain, 3 formats and 3 captains, I don’t understand this.
On the other hand, on the question of Shaun Masood being made vice-captain in the series against New Zealand, Shahid Afridi said that in my opinion, Shaun Masood’s vice-captainship should not have been announced because if the Chairman PCB is not a cricketer himself, then the announcement will be made. Before, if that advice was taken from us, we would have told that our decision was that we will field one team in the first two matches against New Zealand, if the Pakistan team wins two matches then the third In the match we will give chance to the boys sitting on the bench.
Not necessarily if he is vice-captain, he cannot sit: Shahid Afridi
The former chief selector further said that Shaun Masood was neither my team for the first ODI nor was he in the captain’s team because performance is important, Shaun Masood’s Derbyshire performance cannot be seen behind the decisions, Shaun Masood’s Pakistan The performance of the team is important, Shaun hasn’t even played many ODIs for Pakistan like Shadab and Mohammad Rizwan have, if you make someone like that vice-captain, you feel like a senior player.
On the other hand, when asked about Shan Masood not being given the first two matches, Afridi said that Rizwan was the vice-captain in the Test series against New Zealand, but we made him sit, so it is not necessary that if he is the vice-captain, he cannot sit.