Saturday, 06 September 2014 - 12:51
Afridi backs under-fire Misbah.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is being tipped to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as captain of the ODI team for next year's World Cup, has come out in support of his current captain.
Afridi said that Misbah has been leading the side well since the last few years and he has also been their most prolific batsman. He thinks they all need to support him even if he has had one bad series.
He also said that it is unfair to criticize Misbah so much after just one bad series as captain and batsman, and that he has been a stable influence on the team and he needs support at this stage for the World Cup.
Misbah has been Test captain since 2010 but he replaced Afridi as the captain of the one-day and T20 squads in May 2011 after Afridi had a spat with the PCB.