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‘I will speak openly after the T20 World Cup’: Shahid Afridi vows to name people who ‘spoiled’ Pakistan team | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi announced that he plans to reveal the inside story of the current team and expose the individuals who have ‘spoiled the unit’ once the ongoing T20 World Cup concludes.
The selection process of the Pakistan team has been under scrutiny, with criticism from several former cricketers, including ex-PCB chairman Ramiz Raja and Kamran Akmal.
In an interview on a local TV channel, Afridi, joined by young pacer Mohammad Wasim, was questioned about the lack of unity within the national team. Afridi chose not to divulge details at that moment, stating that he would speak openly after the T20 World Cup finishes.
“He knows many things, and so do I, but we cannot talk openly. I will speak openly after the World Cup, our people themselves have spoiled this unit,” Afridi said as quoted from Geo News.
Afridi was also questioned about his son-in-law, Shaheen Afridi, who has experienced numerous ups and downs while playing for Pakistan recently. Afridi refrained from commenting in detail during the interview, indicating that he would address these issues later.
“If I talk about something, people will say that I am supporting my son-in-law, although I am not. If my daughter, son or son-in-law are wrong, I will also call them wrong,” Afridi claimed.
Shaheen’s position in the team’s hierarchy has shifted significantly over the past six months. Initially, the 24-year-old was named captain of the T20I team after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup in November last year, replacing Babar Azam as the white-ball captain of Pakistan. However, in April this year, Shaheen was removed from the T20I captaincy after leading the team in just one series against New Zealand.
Afridi’s comments come amidst Pakistan’s disappointing campaign in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan began their tournament with a staggering 5-run defeat in a Super Over against co-hosts USA. They then suffered a second loss against arch-rivals India in New York, jeopardising their chances of Super 8 qualification.
Pakistan are set to take on Canada in their third match of the tournament on Tuesday in New York.
(With ANI inputs)

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