Hafeez backs Afridi as Pakistan T-20 captain

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has said that
appointment of an experienced player like Afridi as the national T20 captain will be beneficial for the team.

Talking to private news channel, former national T20 captain said that
he was satisfied over appointment of Afridi as there was no better choice.

“When I decided to step down as the national T20 captain this year I
took the decision after much thought and I don’t regret that decision at all,” Hafeez said.

“I am happy for Afridi and it will be my endeavor that as senior players I would like to work with him to see Pakistan do well in the coming matches,” he said.

Hafeez said  he never thought about the captaincy when the board was to
announce the new captain.and it is satisfying to see that board have given
Afridi a proper term as captain.

“I am sure with his vast experience the two years that he has he will build a strong team for the World T20. He is a aggressive player and can get
the players to push themselves,” he added.

To a question he said that captain and coach should be given proper time to do what they want to get the team to perform well and achieve the required results.

Hafeez said if Pakistan cricket was to move forward it was important to have continuity and stability in the team and in key positions.