Wasim Akram advises Afridi to concentrate on cricket

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram said Shahid Afridi should focus on his cricket instead of thinking of what is going on back home.

“Afridi should concentrate on cricket than what is happening back in Pakistan. There is too much pressure on him right now and I can only wish him luck,” said Akram on Tuesday.

Akram said India’s run-machine Kohli and limited-overs skipper Dhoni enjoy superstar status in Pakistan.

Pakistani fans have for years idolised and feared Sachin Tendulkar in equal measure while followers of the game in India have held the likes of Akram, Imran Khan and Miandad in great awe.

“There will be traffic jams if Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni visit Pakistan because cricket is a loved sport in both the countries,” Akram added.