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Yousuf wants to see Afridi as the captain

Lahore: After repeatedly criticising him for his shoddy performances, former Pakistan captain Mohammed Yousuf on Monday urged PCB to consider flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi in leadership role for the ODI team.

The barrage of criticism from Yousuf had even prompted Afridi at one stage to dub him and Shoaib Akhtar as the “heckle and jeckle” and “Mr Bean”.

But now it appears that Yousuf has made truce with Afridi. “Afridi is the best person to lead the one-day side in the next World Cup and I think the board should not waste anymore time in appointing him to this position,” Yousuf said. “Afridi has the right attitude and aggression to lead Pakistan in one-day matches and in the next World Cup,” he added.

He pointed out that Afridi was a better choice to lead the one-day side than Misbah-ul Haq, since he was not a passive captain and had the experience of leading Pakistan in the last World Cup in 2011.

Meanwhile, sources in the PCB said that Rashid Latif could get the job of the head of PCB’s anti-corruption and security unit. (PTI)