Pakistan team captain had plans to retire after the World T20, but recently he said that he may reconsider his decision to retire. But Shaharyar Khan is not very optimistic for him to stay as the Pakistan’s team captain, after his team lost against India in India.
A day after the match on Sunday he openly criticised Afridi
“His future is evident. After the World Twenty20 ends, we will begin looking for another captain.”
Later on Monday he told Cricbuzz that
“He is captain till the World Cup under this understanding and he has said he will retire after the event. Even if he changes his mind and wants to carry on we will have to see whether he can be picked as a player or not”
Afridi was crticised by many learned analysts and players of the game for his lack of captaincy, and his inability to read the pitch. Head coach Waqar Younis, Afridi and the think- tank also benched spinner Imad Wasim, who is the only decent spinner in the team, and added a fourth fast bowler Mohammad Sami in the game leaving the fans confused.
The PCB chief also hinted that coach Waqar Younis is most likely not going to get an extension as Head Coach, his contract expires in June, and the board may consider a foreigner for the role of Pakistan Teams Head Coach.
“We are looking at it. Waqar (Younis)’s contract is until June. I discussed the matter with Wasim Akram and some other senior players and they said whether we appoint a foreigner or have a local coach he should be able to produce best results from thw team”
Personally I don’t see anything wrong in having a foreign coach as we have done in the past. And Bob Woolmer was our best coach. I think the players need a cultural shock so we might have a foreign coach or a local coach,” said Shahryar Khan.
In the last game no batsman performed well, except for Ahmed Shahzad who made 25 runs and Shoaib Malik who made 26 runs.
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