“Aaqib Javed, the Director Cricket of Lahore Qalandars and former test cricketer, trusts Shaheen Shah Afridi’s leadership skills. Javed thinks Afridi’s aggressive nature, especially in shorter formats, will benefit Pakistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup.”
“Aaqib Javed has full confidence in Shaheen Afridi and firmly believes he should lead the national side in shorter formats. During an interview with a local news channel, Javed expressed his thoughts.”
“Shaheen Afridi has achieved what no other PSL captain has done before by winning back-to-back titles. His leadership style and the way he carries the team has been impressive. Aaqib Javed believes that Pakistan cricket has a defensive mindset and lacks aggression, even with the presence of players like Shadab and Rizwan. Javed thinks that Shaheen Afridi can bring the necessary culture change and lead Pakistan in the right direction.”
“Aaqib Javed shared his views on Babar Azam’s captaincy and said that he is doing well in longer format cricket such as ODI and test cricket. Javed believes that Babar should continue leading the team in these formats.”
“Aaqib Javed believes that Babar Azam should continue to captain Pakistan in test and ODI formats, while Shaheen Afridi should lead the T20 side with his positive and fearless approach. Javed also mentions the upcoming T20 World Cup and another PSL tournament where Afridi’s captaincy could benefit Pakistan.”
“Shaheen Afridi is known for making bold decisions on the field, such as his heroic innings of 44 runs against Multan Sultan’s pace attack in the PSL season 8 finals. His brave slogging resuscitated Lahore Qalandars’ dying scorecard.”
This is published in logicalbaat, on 12 April, 2023.