Afridi deserves farewell match, says Inzamam

Afridi deserves farewell match, says Inzamam

Afridi deserves farewell match, says Inzamam

Pakistan chief selector Inzamamul Haq believes that the former T20I captain Shahid Afridi deserves to be given a farewell match after serving the country for almost two decades.

While talking to the reporters in Dubai, the former Pakistan captain said that that the veteran all-rounder had been a great servant for Pakistan cricket, and deserved a proper retirement.

No farewell T20I for Shahid Afridi

“In my opinion, Shahid [Afridi] deserves to be given a farewell match so that he can announce his retirement properly and retire in a befitting manner,” said Inzamam as quoted by Press Trust of India.

The 46-year-old reportedly played an important role in convincing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to allow the selectors to pick the 36-year-old as the 16th player for the upcoming three-match T20I series against West Indies.

However, after a series of controversial statements from the star all-rounder, the plan has apparently now been dropped by the board.

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Inzamam, who represented Pakistan in 120 Tests and 378 ODIs, where he scored more than 20,000 runs for the country, went on to further say that it will take some time to put things in order in Pakistan cricket.

“There is a lot to be done in Pakistan cricket and things can’t change in a few months’ time,” he said. “It will take time and patience to put our cricket on the right path, but it will happen.

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“This selection committee has just worked for three months and we have identified lot of improvements that need to be made to our cricket system and structure. But all this will take time and commitment for us to move forward and there will be highs and lows in this path.”

 

source Tribune

India Vs Pakistan Match preview

After all the uncertainty regarding Pakistan’s arrival in India and issues regarding playing the venue, the day has arrived when these two buddies will play against each other one again in WC game.
India is definitely not in the scenario they would like to be, after a crushing defeat against New Zealand and with an NRR of -2.35 they will definitely feeling the pressure and will come hard at Pakistan, on the other hand, Pakistan got the start they wanted at the early stage of the tournament. opening batsmen perfoming well up the front and Hafeez returning to form with consecutive 50’s in recent two games and the X factor of Shahid Afridi will definitely boost up for Pakistan.
It will be once again Pakistan bowling vs Indian Batting.Having Amir, Wahab and towering Irfan Pakistan have better bowling reserves.Rohit vs Amir will be the contest people will be looking for.The pitch will be decent enough to baton, a team winning the toss will be looking to bat first.
There is another aspect of the game Legendry All-rounder Imran khan will also be there in the commentary box along with Great Sachin Tendulkar, and Sunil Gavaskar.

Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh

Ahead of the match against arch-rivals India, Pakistan stood up for the big occasion and defeated Bangladesh convincingly by 55 runs.Bangladesh did not resist against Pakistan all round performance.

After winning the toss Afridi decided to bat on Kolkata flat wicket and rest was just incredible.A big worry for Pakistan was their “openers but they stood firm on the big occasion and Pakistan was all over Bangladesh in first 6 over despite losing Sharjeel early Pakistan did not panic and Hafeez-Shahzad made 95 runs partnership after well made 52 Shahzad got out and it’s time for BOOM BOOM to rise, coming up the order Afridi smashed Bangladeshi bowlers all over the park and made 19 ball 49.Pakistan ended with 201 on the board.

Bangladesh start was not that they would want.Amir struck in his very first over with the wicket of Sarkar.Tamim and Shabbir showed some character but it was Afridi once again but with the ball, this time, he struck in his very first over.Pakistan bowlers were chipping with wickets in regular intervals and they did not allow Bangladesh to Dictate what so ever.Shakib al Hasan made his 50 but it came too late and Bangladesh ended with 146/6 in 20 overs.
Shahid Afridi was man of the match for his al round performance.

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