Snubbed Afridi vows all out support to new T 20 skipper Hafeez
Karachi, May 12 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi says he is not upset after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selected Misbahul Haq for the 50-over format instead of him, and handed Mohammad Hafeez the captain's arm-band for the Twenty20 format.
Former captain, Afridi, was a leading candidate to replace Misbah but has vowed to back Hafeez after the snub.
"I have no complaints and am ready to play for Pakistan under any captain whether it is Misbah, Shoaib Malik or Hafeez. My aim is to play for my country, which is a huge honour. I wish Hafeez the best of luck with his role. I have supported him in crisis before and he will have all my support as the captain again," Afridi told The Express Tribune.
Afridi said he was not desperate for captaincy and preparing for the Sri Lanka tour was his only focus in the recent days.
"I had a bad series against England but I recovered in the Asia Cup. Now I am looking for an improved show and eyeing key contribution for Pakistan. I am working very hard and never miss my training. Hopefully, I'll do well against Sri Lanka once again," he said.
Afridi retired from Test cricket one match into his comeback in 2010 after being handed the reigns by Ijaz Butt. He issued a conditional retirement last year in protest of the PCB stripping him of captaincy in One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s. (ANI)
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