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Shahid Afridi ‘surprised’ over Babar Azam return as T20 Captain.

ISLAMABAD: Former all rounder Shahid Afridi surprised over the PCB decision and suggested that if a change in leadership was necessary, mohammad Rizwan would have been the better choice in his opinion.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made the announcement on Sunday, stating that Babar Azam would lead the team in white-ball cricket, including ODIs and T20Is.

“Following unanimous recommendation from the PCB’s selection committee, Chairman PCB Mohsin Naqvi has appointed Babar Azam as white-ball (ODI and T20I) captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team,” PCB confirmed on social media.

Shaheen Afridi, who happens to be Shahid Afridi’s son-in-law, lost the T20I captaincy after leading Pakistan in just one series against New Zealand earlier this year, which the Men in Green lost. Additionally, Lahore Qalandars, the team Shaheen captained in the recent edition of the Pakistan Super League, finished at the bottom of the table.

While reacting over the decision of PCB former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi expressed disappointment at his son-in-law, Shaheen, as the captain of the T20I side. Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Babar Azam as the captain of the ODI and T20I sides, months after he stepped down from the role

Former all rounder Shahid Afridi took to social media to make a bold call about Babar Azam’s return as captain of the Pakistan white-ball teams, saying he was surprised by the selection committee’s decision. Pakistan sacked Shaheen Afridi, the son-in-law of Shahid Afridi, and handed back the reins of the white-ball teams to Babar Azam, months ahead of the T20 World Cup