Shahid Afridi Sides With Babar , Bashed PCB Over Selection and PSL. He said that selectors, coaches, and captains form a team together.
Babar Azam clashed Coaches and Selectors : Shahid Afridi
“Now, I am hearing that there are differences between them but these matters should not be leaked. It’s wrong to leak internal matters of the board.”
The former skipper was speaking to the media during the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between his and the Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar’s foundation in Lahore.
The former skipper went on to say the most important role in the selection of the team is played by the captain as they have to make decisions on field.
“There is a lot of pressure on the skipper. He also has to answer questions to the media.”
“If you want to take Babar Azam with you in the future, you have to give him power. We have to work with him,” he said. “Most importantly, the internal matters of the team shouldn’t be leaked.”
Afridi said he does not understand the method and criteria of Team Selection.
“Players who have merely played two matches are being selected. For instance, Naseem Shah was selected and he was allowed to play with very experienced bowlers.”
“Now, Naseem Shah is nowhere to be seen. If you invest in a player, you have to take them forward [with the team],”
When asked about sixth edition of PSL which had to be postponed after several players tested positive for COVID-19 and violation of biosecure bubble, Afridi said that the PSL should not have been postponed.