Cricket in Pakistan garners significant interest and media attention. Recently, local media claimed Shahid Afridi supported Shaheen Afridi as a potential future Pakistan cricket team leader. However, Afridi strongly denied these claims, expressing frustration with false information.
Setting the Record Straight
Afridi, known for his all-round prowess and leadership, clarified his stance. He discovered a tweet attributing a statement to him, suggesting Shaheen Afridi could captain better than Babar Azam, even implying Lahore Qalandars’ PSL win under Shaheen’s captaincy.
Afridi dismissed this as completely false, stating he shared cricket opinions, but media often twisted them for sensationalism. He emphasized his frustration with media’s habit of misinterpreting his remarks.
A Surprising Twist
Interestingly,Shahid Afridi revealed he discouraged Shaheen Afridi from taking on captaincy, contrary to media claims. This revelation may surprise many, given Shaheen’s leadership potential on the field.
The Future of Pakistan Cricket Leadership
Despite Afridi’s denial, some local sources suggest Shaheen as a potential vice-captain in ODI and T20I teams, possibly replacing Shadab Khan. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made no official announcement.
Cricket rumors and speculations are common, but credible sources and official announcements should guide our understanding of Pakistan cricket leadership. Afridi’s strong denial highlights the need for responsible journalism and accurate sports reporting. As fans, we await PCB’s official decisions while supporting our cricket team’s journey to success.