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13th April 2017, 13:52 #1
"PCB should not forget that they are what they are, because of the players" : Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi has once again criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over its mistreatment of players.
Afridi, while talking to the media at that National Stadium in Karachi, praised retirement decisions of Test captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan.
“I think the PCB should not forget that they are because of the players,” said Shahid. “I believe Younus and Misbah took the right decision.”
The 37-year-old praised the team’s performance in the limited-over series against West Indies, and also lauds Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy.
“The team performed really well in both limited overs series in the West Indies,” he said. “I think Sarfraz was very good with his captaincy, but he needs to carry everyone forward.”
Afridi, who represented Pakistan in 98 T20Is, also cleared the air regarding his Karachi Kings joining by saying that: “Since I live in Karachi, I joined Karachi Kings.”
"Some big players have retired in the past but they havent been given a good farewell"
"I have always said that a trend should be set for such farewells and yes, I did not get and it does not matter as I have the love of the people which is enough for me"
"But I am happy that PCB is proposing this (farewell) for Misbah and Younis"
"We need players like Abdul Razzaq who in my days could hit the ball at the beginning or end of the inings"
"We need some good all-rounders for our team"
"I would like to congratulate Sarfraz for the way he has taken the team forward"
Last edited by MenInG; 13th April 2017 at 14:21.
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13th April 2017, 16:11 #2
Players are what they are today because PCB selected them to represent their country. Afridi should be thankful that PCB kept selecting him for so many years.
After giving few matured statements Afridi is back to being a 16 year old version of himself again.
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13th April 2017, 16:20 #3"But I am happy that PCB is proposing this (farewell) for Misbah and Younis"
Afridi could have had his own farewell if he announced his retirement beforehand as well.
Being selected for a match for a farewell is different to announcing you will retire at a certain point whilst being a member of the side.
13th April 2017, 18:56 #4Junior Player
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Nothing wrong in what he said.
13th April 2017, 19:11 #5
13th April 2017, 20:11 #6
I would agree that pcb's current certainly is reflection of its 'star' players over the last decade
14th April 2017, 02:08 #7Local Club Regular
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It depends on quality of players and market value that other countries desperate to play and PCB get more money. Yes, players are important for PCB.
14th April 2017, 05:32 #8Pakistan should also prepare for tougher opponents: Afridi
KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has congratulated Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed for leading the team to victories in T20 and One-day International (ODI) series in West Indies but added that the team should also prepare for tougher opponents.
“First I congratulate new captain Sarfraz for leading the team to victories,” Afridi said during a press briefing here on Thursday at National Stadium.
“However, I must warn the players to adapt to contemporary cricket, which demands more power hitting. Beating teams like Australia and South Africa would be tougher and we cannot beat them if we continue to play slow,” he said.
Afridi, who has recently been named among eight Ambassadors of Champions Trophy, said Pakistan have good bowlers and recently some more bowlers have made the cut for the national team after performing well in Pakistan Super League (PSL) but now the need is of good batsmen in the side.
“The only good young batsman we have now is Babar Azam. There is a need to start working on young batsmen in order to provide national team reliable batsmen in near future,” he added.
He said that he has joined Karachi Kings as their President and has planned to start working to find hunt and train talented cricketers initially in Sindh and then in Pakistan.
Afridi has come under criticism for bypassing Pakistan Cricket Board to sign a deal with Karachi Kings while leaving his previous team Peshawar Zalmi without its management consent. However, Afridi has said that he has joined Karachi Kings more in managerial position than as a player.
“I have lived in Karachi and it is my city and I want to work here to train players of the province and subsequently the whole country,” he said.
14th April 2017, 05:41 #9Tape Ball Captain
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Afridi should have given two extra farewell games as he was on 98th Game... This is bad from PCB... At least respect the legend who gave you 2009- t-20 cup...
14th April 2017, 06:38 #10
so he's admitting that the players are clowns
14th April 2017, 07:11 #11
South Africans really go out of their way to giving a special farewell to their sporting stars. Ntini farewell match attracted 50,000 spectators
Makhaya Ntini bade farewell to international cricket in Durban, South Africa v India
Indian actor Shahrukh Khan and South African President Jacob Zuma at the Moses Mabhida Stadium giving Makaya Ntini a farewell
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14th April 2017, 07:41 #12
And players are there because of the PCB.
They can select someone else if you're not up for following the rules and behaving.
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