PCB names Shahid Afridi as captain for World Cup


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) late on Thursday night announced that Shahid Afridi will lead the Pakistan side in the cricket World Cup, to be held from February 19 April 2 in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
The cricket board (PCB) announced their 15-man squad for the showpiece event on January 18 but did announce a skipper until today (Friday).
Pakistans current limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi and the Test skipper Misbahul Haq were the two contenders for leading the team in the World Cup.
They downplayed the ongoing row but former players lashed out saying the decision was likely to harm team unity.
Afridi had earlier said: It would not be an issue for me if Im removed as captain.
It doesnt make a difference whether Misbah leads the side or I lead the side because we both are playing for our country.
Afridi had also shrugged-off reports of differences with Misbah.
We dont have any differences. He is a good player who remains focused on his job.

PCB names Shahid Afridi as captain for World Cup


Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
Great news. hopefully we atleast qualify for semifinal or win the wordcup. Inshallah.


Minister (2k+ posts)
ye World Cup ham se koi nahi le kasakta agar thora sa team spirit se khelen aur management apni CHAWLEN thori kam kar den........ ham se jis sazish se hindu banie ne World Cup ki mezbani cheeni apne log marwa kar ab os dharti se cheen kar nahi laaenegn to hisab barabar hi nahi hoga.....


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Good Choice but lets hope he refrains from eating the ball.
PCB please give him a crate of apples and guavas before start of the tour.
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