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He’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, but not this time. Shahid Afridi – brutal batter, canny legspinner, pitch pirouetter, ball biter - has been appointed Pakistan’s national ambassador for the environment. Seriously. He will promote this noble cause and raise awareness among the public, Pakistan’s federal minister for environment announced. The minister believed Afridi would be ideal to convey the “soft” image of Pakistan and thereby spread the message of conservation at the national and global level.