Shan Masood was made vice-captain against New Zealand
Shaan was not given a place in Pakistan’s playing XI
New Delhi. The earthquake in Pakistan cricket for the last few months does not seem to stop. In the midst of the team’s series of defeats, new controversies are coming to the fore. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi, who was the internal chief selector till now, has also slammed the PCB for criticizing a decision.
The Najam Sethi-led board made Shan Masood the vice-captain for the ODI series against New Zealand. Then the news came that Babar Azam was not happy with this decision. Interestingly, Shan Masood was the vice-captain of the team, but he was not given a place in the playing XI. Now Shahid Afridi has also raised questions on this issue. Targeting the PCB, the former captain said that Shan Masood should not have been made the vice-captain of the Pakistan team.
‘We were not taken into confidence’
Afridi said, before giving big responsibility to Shan Masood in the ODI team, PCB should have taken Babar Azam or me into confidence. There was no such thing as Shan Masood being made the vice-captain in the team that I, along with Babar, selected for the ODI series against New Zealand. Speaking to Samaa TV, Afridi said, Shaan cannot be made captain or vice-captain of the Pakistan team on the basis of his performance for Derbyshire.
‘Team needs 2 captains’
Shahid Afridi also gave his opinion on the appointment of different captains in different formats for Pakistan. He said, I believe that Babar Azam has a lot of room for improvement in his captaincy. I am not in favor of 3 different captains. However, there can be one captain for Test and ODI team and a different captain for T20.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 20:41 IST