Shahid Afridi should be made captain for long term: ...

Shahid Afridi should be made captain for long term: Wasim Akram

Tags: Pakistan, Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, Wasim Akram, Team Captain

Published on: Apr 13, 2011

Former Pakistan great, Wasim Akram, has called on the board to repose faith in Shahid Afridi by appointing him captain of the national team on a long-term basis.

Former Pakistan great, Wasim Akram, has called on the board to repose faith in Shahid Afridi by appointing him captain of the national team on a long-term basis.

"I think Afridi should be made captain for a long term so that he gains more confidence because he is developing into a good captain," Akram said.

He also backed the all-rounder's demand for a batting coach.

"I agree the team needs a batting coach. Every team now has a full-time specialist batting coach with them and I have always believed that even at this level, the best players sometimes need to be given guidance and tips on batting issues," he said.

Akram's views are in complete contrast to Javed Miandad's, who has rejected the concept of having specialists on the support staff.

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