Shahid Afridi Raises Questions On Babar Azam’s Captaincy As Shaheen Afridi Lacks Support

As the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 progresses, the Pakistan men’s cricket team has been ousted from the tournament as rain literally washed them away from the competition. USA vs Ireland got washed out due to the heavy rains in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and hence, USA got promoted to the second spot in the Group A points table.

Shahid Afridi Bashes Babar Azam

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi slammed incumbent skipper Babar Azam on Friday for accepting the T20 World Cup captaincy after Shaheen Afridi was ousted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Shahid’s remark came after Pakistan was eliminated from the group stage of the 2024 T20 World Cup after the match between the United States and Ireland was rained out in Florida.Afridi also backed his son in law Shaheen Afridi, as the younger Afridi was names as Pakistan’s captain in white-ball cricket when Babar Azam was removed from his role in 2023 ODI World Cup. However, Shaheen’s horrific performance in the PSL made the selection committee pick Babar as the captain for T20 World Cup 2024.

Here’s what Shahid Afridi said

In support of his son in law, as Pakistan gets prematurely ousted from the T20 World Cup 2024, ex-Pakistan team captain Shahid Afridi expressed his disappointment over Babar Azam’s decision to take back the captaincy. “If the decision on Shaheen’s captaincy had been made and you [PCB] had stated that he will remain the captain till the [T20] World Cup, then I think Babar [Azam] should have supported Shaheen there and should have said that ‘no, if you have made him [Shaheen] the captain, then we are ready to play under his captaincy because Shaheen has been playing with me for a long time. If he is made captain and the selection committee has made him the captain, then yes I will support him and play under his captaincy’. This is the stance Babar should’ve taken. Babar’s respect would’ve increased greatly that he has set an example with a remarkable decision,” Afridi said.”But this was not entirely the fault of Babar because some of the blame lies with the selection committee too since some of the selectors on record said that Babar doesn’t know how to do captaincy.” He added.

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As the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 progresses, the Pakistan men's cricket team has been ousted from the tournament as rain literally washed them away from the competition. USA vs Ireland got washed out due to the heavy rains in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and hence, USA got promoted to the second spot in the Group A points table.

Shahid Afridi Bashes Babar Azam

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi slammed incumbent skipper Babar Azam on Friday for accepting the T20 World Cup captaincy after Shaheen Afridi was ousted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Shahid's remark came after Pakistan was eliminated from the group stage of the 2024 T20 World Cup after the match between the United States and Ireland was rained out in Florida.Afridi also backed his son in law Shaheen Afridi, as the younger Afridi was names as Pakistan's captain in white-ball cricket when Babar Azam was removed from his role in 2023 ODI World Cup. However, Shaheen’s horrific performance in the PSL made the selection committee pick Babar as the captain for T20 World Cup 2024.

Here's what Shahid Afridi said

In support of his son in law, as Pakistan gets prematurely ousted from the T20 World Cup 2024, ex-Pakistan team captain Shahid Afridi expressed his disappointment over Babar Azam's decision to take back the captaincy. “If the decision on Shaheen’s captaincy had been made and you [PCB] had stated that he will remain the captain till the [T20] World Cup, then I think Babar [Azam] should have supported Shaheen there and should have said that 'no, if you have made him [Shaheen] the captain, then we are ready to play under his captaincy because Shaheen has been playing with me for a long time. If he is made captain and the selection committee has made him the captain, then yes I will support him and play under his captaincy'. This is the stance Babar should’ve taken. Babar’s respect would’ve increased greatly that he has set an example with a remarkable decision," Afridi said."But this was not entirely the fault of Babar because some of the blame lies with the selection committee too since some of the selectors on record said that Babar doesn't know how to do captaincy.” He added.

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