Shaheen Afridi Declines Offer to Serve as Vice Captain of Pakistan Team.

Shaheen Afridi, a former captain of Pakistan, has declined the offer to assume the vice-captaincy role for the Pakistan cricket team, a position recently offered to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Reports suggest that the fast bowler, who had previously captained Pakistan in a series against New Zealand in January resulting in a 4-1 defeat in a five-match series, was approached once more by the PCB to assume the vice-captaincy role.

His brief stint as captain ended after the Pakistan Super League (PSL), following which Babar Azam was reinstated as the T20 captain.

The change in leadership was part of PCB’s efforts to stabilize the team ahead of the T20 World Cup. However, Shaheen Afridi was reportedly unhappy with the way PCB communicated with him during the transition.

Last year, Babar Azam stepped down from captaincy in all formats in November, following Pakistan’s disappointing performance at the ICC ODI World Cup in India.

Despite declining the role, Afridi remains a crucial player for Pakistan, known for his pace and ability to swing the ball. His decision underscores his desire to focus on his bowling, which has been pivotal for the Men in Green across formats.

The PCB now faces the challenge of appointing a new vice-captain who can support Babar Azam and aid the team’s efforts to regain its standing on the international stage.

Pakistan is preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup in June, with their first match against co-hosts USA scheduled in Dallas on June 6. The team is currently gearing up for the mega-event in England, where they will play three T20 matches against England until May 30.

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