KARACHI: Pakistan’s veteran allrounder Shahid Afridi has shown support for the wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed to lead the side in all three formats of the game.
According to the former T20 skipper, Pakistan need a fighting captain at the moment and Sarfraz has the zeal to fight in all situations.
“If the board wants him [Sarfaraz] to lead the team in all three formats, it will be beneficial for Pakistan cricket,” said Afridi while talking to media at the inauguration ceremony of the recently renovated Mass Communication department at the University of the Karachi.
“Sarfraz has the ability to lead the team and I will support him,” he added.
The 36-year old emphasised on the importance of fitness and quoted the example of Imran Khan, who still works out to keep himself fit.
“Fitness is very important when you are playing cricket. Players should pay special attention to it. Look at [former Pakistan captain] Imran Khan. He still keeps himself fit,” said Afridi.
Talking about the significance of Pakistan Super League, Afridi told that PSL will not benefit country’s cricket unless the league is played in front of its own crowd.
“The plan for the PSL final in Lahore is a positive step, but other matches of the tournament should also be held in in Karachi, Multan Faisalabad, Peshawar and other large cities in the country,” he stated.
Moreover, the former T20 captain believes that the tour of Giles Clarke to Pakistan will portray a positive image of the country in front of the cricket fraternity.
“The visit will give a positive message about security in Pakistan, [that the] law and order situation [is] now better in Pakistan,” he said.