Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2009 July 29, 2009

Afridi named Pakistan's Twenty20 captain

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As had been widely expected for some time, Shahid Afridi has been named Pakistan captain for the Twenty20 game against Sri Lanka next month. He takes over from Younis Khan, who retired from the format after leading Pakistan to the World Twenty20 title last month.

Afridi was instrumental in that triumph, turning in Man-of-the-Match performances in both the semi-final and the final. Since Younis's retirement Afridi has been the leading candidate to take over, even as chairman Ijaz Butt initially said he would try and convince Younis to reconsider. Presently, he has only been appointed for the one game against Sri Lanka, but a more permanent decision is expected sooner rather than later.

It will be the first time Afridi will lead the national team in any format of the game, getting his chance nearly 13 years after making his Pakistan debut. The last five years have been the most productive of Afridi's career, where despite brief patches of indifference, he has established himself as a fixture in Pakistan's limited-overs set-up. His form has been particularly good this year, with impressive performances in the ODI series and Twenty20 against Australia in Dubai in May. That culminated with his critical role in leading Pakistan to the World Twenty20 title. Allied to his player-of-the-tournament contributions in the 2007 version, another indicator of his suitability to this format, his ascension became inevitable.

Whenever there has been a captaincy change over the last couple of years, Afridi's name has figured prominently among the contenders. He has plenty of captaincy experience at the domestic level, having been at the helm of Habib Bank Limited, Sind and Karachi Dolphins over the past few years.

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  • salmankhan1234 on August 5, 2009, 19:38 GMT

    The good news is that Afridi is back in form and as far as Captaincy is concern Afridi is the only player who can handle pressure, and I think after Younis, Afridi will be the best choice for ODI as well.

  • CGM95 on August 5, 2009, 19:08 GMT

    what i meant was he's a great for a captain

  • CGM95 on August 4, 2009, 21:08 GMT

    Hope He's one of The Greatest T20 captains Ever

  • Pakistan_Needs_A_Batman on August 4, 2009, 7:45 GMT

    @ imirfan . . . Sir, you're confusing two things . . . Afridi seals the captaincy berth solely because of the energy he brings to this team . . . Y do u count his two innings as the reason behind this . . . Are u willing to disregard the positive influence he had over this team in the past years . . .

  • BUTT_093 on July 31, 2009, 21:06 GMT

    The team management have taken a wise decision in appointing Afridi as captain in the T20 format as he is not only Pakistan's best performing player in the format but also the most experienced player in the side at the moment. And in the absence of Younis Khan, Afridi is the best choice, and as advice to the PCB, I would like them to persist with him, atleast beyond the T20 against Sri Lanka ...

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 12:31 GMT

    If anyone watched the game today, I've like the name of the only guy who has the galls to tout himself an all arounder and not be able to play spin at all. Yes, he bowled well. No, its not over if you play one bad innings, but Razaq really has to know how to play at least the likes of Jayasuria if not Murlitharan...he was pathetic and had it not been for the two 'tail-enders' Pakistan would have had a 100 run thrashing in Dumbula. I think Malik and Razaq are highly over rated. Why Yusuf is rated at all is beyond me...selfish players should not play team games.

  • imirfan on July 30, 2009, 11:00 GMT

    Ok Aahd, why we are not comparing one stats? besides i am not saying malik is the choice of T20 captaincy. But plz try Razaq. he is far far better player.

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 9:01 GMT

    @ imirfan: try the career stats page. Compare Malik's test averages against those of Afridi. Its shocking really but the stats will tell you how great Malik is.

  • ike100 on July 30, 2009, 6:09 GMT

    This is great news. Other then Shahid Afridi there is noone else in the Pakistan team who deserves the captaincy more then Afridi. Even Imran Khan in his early days was a tiugh dude and when the board handed over him the captaincy he became one of the most successful captain for Pakistan. I am lucky to have met Afridi couple of times and I think he has the punch within him to take Pakistan to new laurels. Good luck Afridi!

  • irfanmohd on July 30, 2009, 5:50 GMT

    Very gud decision afridi will lead t20, hez one of best active person, Congratz shahid best of luck

  • salmankhan1234 on August 5, 2009, 19:38 GMT

    The good news is that Afridi is back in form and as far as Captaincy is concern Afridi is the only player who can handle pressure, and I think after Younis, Afridi will be the best choice for ODI as well.

  • CGM95 on August 5, 2009, 19:08 GMT

    what i meant was he's a great for a captain

  • CGM95 on August 4, 2009, 21:08 GMT

    Hope He's one of The Greatest T20 captains Ever

  • Pakistan_Needs_A_Batman on August 4, 2009, 7:45 GMT

    @ imirfan . . . Sir, you're confusing two things . . . Afridi seals the captaincy berth solely because of the energy he brings to this team . . . Y do u count his two innings as the reason behind this . . . Are u willing to disregard the positive influence he had over this team in the past years . . .

  • BUTT_093 on July 31, 2009, 21:06 GMT

    The team management have taken a wise decision in appointing Afridi as captain in the T20 format as he is not only Pakistan's best performing player in the format but also the most experienced player in the side at the moment. And in the absence of Younis Khan, Afridi is the best choice, and as advice to the PCB, I would like them to persist with him, atleast beyond the T20 against Sri Lanka ...

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 12:31 GMT

    If anyone watched the game today, I've like the name of the only guy who has the galls to tout himself an all arounder and not be able to play spin at all. Yes, he bowled well. No, its not over if you play one bad innings, but Razaq really has to know how to play at least the likes of Jayasuria if not Murlitharan...he was pathetic and had it not been for the two 'tail-enders' Pakistan would have had a 100 run thrashing in Dumbula. I think Malik and Razaq are highly over rated. Why Yusuf is rated at all is beyond me...selfish players should not play team games.

  • imirfan on July 30, 2009, 11:00 GMT

    Ok Aahd, why we are not comparing one stats? besides i am not saying malik is the choice of T20 captaincy. But plz try Razaq. he is far far better player.

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 9:01 GMT

    @ imirfan: try the career stats page. Compare Malik's test averages against those of Afridi. Its shocking really but the stats will tell you how great Malik is.

  • ike100 on July 30, 2009, 6:09 GMT

    This is great news. Other then Shahid Afridi there is noone else in the Pakistan team who deserves the captaincy more then Afridi. Even Imran Khan in his early days was a tiugh dude and when the board handed over him the captaincy he became one of the most successful captain for Pakistan. I am lucky to have met Afridi couple of times and I think he has the punch within him to take Pakistan to new laurels. Good luck Afridi!

  • irfanmohd on July 30, 2009, 5:50 GMT

    Very gud decision afridi will lead t20, hez one of best active person, Congratz shahid best of luck

  • imirfan on July 30, 2009, 5:20 GMT

    Come on guys you have his career in front of you just because he performed consistently in two or three matches doesnt mean he should be the captain of our national team. Abdul razaq has been performing consistently all his career when compared to Mr. Afridi. I dont think he needs more time.

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 3:42 GMT

    @ imirfan "Ok can anyboday tell me why the T20 captain shouldnt be any of the following players? - Abdul razaq - Misbah ul haq - Kamran Akmal"

    Razaq: Inconsistant, lathargic. I've always thought him to be a 80-90% player. One who knows his limits and stays within them...at most times though, he stays too far within them and ends up being uninspirational. We need a captain with a 'he can do anything' character. He hasn't been back long enough to prove he has changed.

    Misbah ul Haq: Great player, out of form or just plainly not interested in playing for Younis Khan. Whatever it is, it has been going on long enough to not consider him at this point in time.

    Kamran Akmal: He is a wicket keeper, he hasn't shown captaincy capabilities as yet and with his glovework already dodgy behind the stumps it would be rather odd to burden him with added duties...that too when you need to send him at the top of the order to do the opener's job too...

  • Aahd on July 30, 2009, 3:33 GMT

    Its funny how its so easy to quote even cricinfo from a month back saying Afridi was struggling and out of sorts. That went on and on even through half the T20 World Cup, until he came good with the bat. The bowling is, as I feel, Afridi's strength. He has secured his place in the side as a bowler and he wasn't struggling as a bowler at all. In fact, he has been consistently chipping in with a wicket or two in almost every ODI and T20s are surely his game. I think we should keep criticism to the bare minimum when we write, or it becomes a cliche and I think criticizing Afridi had become a cliche before the final few games of the T20 world cup. And all this came out of one sentence in this report: "His form has been particularly good this year, with impressive performances in the ODI series and Twenty20 against Australia in Dubai in May. " ...its either particularly good or he has to be struggling?

    Good choice though, I hope captaincy inspires more batting efforts like the T20 final.

  • its-me-nomi on July 30, 2009, 3:09 GMT

    I am really happy to see Afridi at last as Captain of pakistan T20 team. Gud luck to him.

  • Dk_Pk on July 29, 2009, 20:51 GMT

    It's a good decision by the PCB to make Afridi the T20I captain. He deserves it after his splendid performance in the the World T20 2007 and 2009. I think the ICC made Dilshan the Player of the tournament because he was the next best candidate after Afridi, and since Afridi had already won the award in 2007 they gave it to Dilshan even though Afridi's all-round performance was better.

    GOOD LUCK AFRIDI! I HOPE YOU WIN YOUR FIRST MATCH AS CAPTAIN.

  • mdgajju on July 29, 2009, 18:56 GMT

    FINALLY!!!! the one player who was born for the format gets what he deserves.... The one good decision made by the PCB in quite a while... He would finally have the freedom to go bat whenever he wants and continue with the entertainment he brings to the game.... Hope he continues playing with the maturity we all saw glimpses of not very long ago... InshaAllah... Good Luck to Afridi and the Pakistani Team... May success be with them.... Aameen...

  • osama94 on July 29, 2009, 18:35 GMT

    It is good decision that Shahid Afridi has been named as captain. But afridi should come at no. 3 so that he can get the time to settle and play his shots.

  • SaiBharadwaj on July 29, 2009, 18:23 GMT

    A person who doesn't know whether he is wearing shirt & pant in his body is a captain of national side. oh my god

  • Nadeem1976 on July 29, 2009, 18:21 GMT

    This is a very good decsion, a player is selected as captain on his merits and performance. I am proud of Afridi what he did for People of Pakistan and won World cup for us single handedly especially in Semi final and Final.

    He is the Lion "Sher" of World cricket . So live long Lion King of cricket.

  • sultanshah on July 29, 2009, 17:17 GMT

    Its a good decision made by the PCB. As aggression can lead the T20, and afridi is capable of such instrumental succession. I hope and pray May Allah Pak lead him the right way in his T20 captaincy and overall cricket Life.

    Come on Afridi you are selected after your performance and its time to prove..:)

  • sekhon0210 on July 29, 2009, 15:49 GMT

    Congrats Shahid Afridi Khan n Gud Luck...

  • abdul1100 on July 29, 2009, 15:18 GMT

    I also think he deserve it. And the fact is that his team (Karachi Dolphins) has done well, when he his the captain of the team in t20 format........ And there is no one in the team who has more experience than Afridi..... so its a great decision.....

  • NuzairDGr8 on July 29, 2009, 14:58 GMT

    Congratulations to Shahid Afridi and the PCB also for not disappointing us atleast this time and making the right decision. Insha Allah Shahid Afridi will take Pakistan to new heights in the T20 format and will lighten up the faces of Pakistani people

  • MAXMann on July 29, 2009, 14:45 GMT

    Many Many Congrasulation to Shaid Afridiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, He is the star for T20 Format and in previous world cup he shows what he is capable of doing as responsible & I beleive he will be more responsible after the leadership & will bring his best & he is a very experience campaign in domestic leadership, its a perfect decision by PCB as every player respect him and at current team situation he is the only perfect candidate.. I wish him as successful in his new role.. Our prayers are with you Shaid Afridi and we beleive you will take pakistan to the top ranking in all format of games..

  • Khan_tanoli on July 29, 2009, 14:07 GMT

    i like to see afridi as a captain it will show how capable he is as a captain

  • perl57 on July 29, 2009, 13:38 GMT

    Afridi is the best choice as of now. The entire world felt Afridi does not leave much to thinking but he proved all of them wrong becoming a better bowler. Then they felt he murdered his own batting and he revived it in the most wanted match(es). Hence he deserves it. Pak won just because of Afridi and not because of team effort. The biggest question one needs to ask is, will Afridi sustain himself? This action should have been done immediately after Akram was stripped off his captaincy...

  • A.B.Khan on July 29, 2009, 13:29 GMT

    He is a team man and now how to use, when to use, where to use effectively the players. He leads the Karachi dolphins brilliantly in Domestic T20 tournament and back up the young players to boost their confidence. Good luck to him and Pakistan for T20 match in Srilanka & world Cup T20 2010 in West Indies. Inshallah we will be champions Again.

  • oomes on July 29, 2009, 13:29 GMT

    i m alwz big big fan of afridi.Its my pleasure to hear that my iconic person has been a team leader.many may think its a rusty decision but for me its brave one and hope he will perform much strongly as a captain

  • scorpio86 on July 29, 2009, 13:18 GMT

    Afridi named Pakistan's Twenty20 captain GOOD HE deserve

  • Tipu4u on July 29, 2009, 13:15 GMT

    I think he dissever the captaincy he's one of the most senior player if you talking about T20 and ODI. Plus after the 1992 world cup we finally won the T20 world cup which thanks 2 the Shahid Afridi who was man o f the match in T20 semi and final matches. Last but not least after playing 14 years from Pakistani team and been captain of the domestic team since last 4 or 5 years. PCB finally made the good decision, its Afridi time. You Go man Insha Allah he will bring success for Pakistani team.

  • salee_ss on July 29, 2009, 13:08 GMT

    afridi he is best Captain of T20 & he deal our all team to face to world T20, good thinking nice job

  • SHARK810 on July 29, 2009, 13:06 GMT

    I don't know if Afridi is the best choice. Sure he's a great player, and suited to the shorter format, but captaincy is not about rewarding your best player, it is about giving charge to the man who can best lead the team. Afridi has a lot on his plate already as a pivotal allrounder. I think Pakistan are making a mistake.

  • Furhad on July 29, 2009, 12:59 GMT

    He is the natural choice as captain of the Twenty20 side. But to be honest there is a shallow pool of players able to step up to the mantle of Captain. I fear that by taking on the role of Captain his batting will be affected. I am certain he will be fantastic in the field encouraging his fellow players but will the pressure of captaincy be too much for him?

  • Pak_Green on July 29, 2009, 12:44 GMT

    Zaidi, I think you have told us joke of the week by saying "RAZZAQ is the right choice".

  • Nadzzz on July 29, 2009, 12:31 GMT

    Very desering decision. Only thing is to see how Shoaib Malik will respond to this & especialy Misbah, who is constantly failing for himself & for his team. I hope they won't do dirty politics against Afridi. In my opinion Afridi should lead a much younger team in which Malik & Misbah should not be involved & names like Saeed Ajmal, Fahad, Imran Nazir, Yassir Arfaat, Muhammad Aamir, Jamshaid, Imran Farhat & even a new wicket keeper should get a chance. Razzaq is definitly good addition to the team. I personaly think Yousaf & Akmal should also not to be in young 20-20 team. Best of luck Afridi & team Pakistan.

  • kaiser1 on July 29, 2009, 12:29 GMT

    I think its nice to have him at least for the sake of experiment. if it becomes successful then it will be great for the Pakistan cricket. He has the ability and natural aggression which is essential for natural born leaders. it may happen that sense of responsibility brings his talents to a more mature person in him. Everyone knows that harnessing the powers brings fruits for the good of everyone.

  • bigman_stylish on July 29, 2009, 12:15 GMT

    good decision but its not the best decisiln it would be much better if he would not have made the captain instead.

  • Golibaaaz on July 29, 2009, 12:04 GMT

    I think its the right decision taken by PCB, because of Shahid Afridi's main performances through out the worlcup and the previous T20 worldcup Pakistan came in the final,

  • FaHaD685 on July 29, 2009, 12:01 GMT

    lol @ all those comments asking Misbah and Akmal to be captain. Why should they? What performance have they given. Afridi has been long PROVING to be one of the best fielder and main bowlers of the Pakistani Team and to add to his credibility that he is consistent with his performance. He deserves this, if not for his skills then atleast for his consistency in a time when everyone else is failing.

    As for Razzak, he should wait. He left National responsibility in persue ofr money (ICL) and this should serve him punishment to forego him as a potential captain. Besides, I would want to see him actually perform now before being handed the captaincy.

    Finally a sensible decision from PCB.

  • ABSUS on July 29, 2009, 11:56 GMT

    Well just put it this way, one pathan won us a 50 over world cup, the other pathan won us 20 over worldcup, so lets c what he has got in the bag for us? i hope he will do wonders. 2ndly dont forget when he wasnt around with karachi dolphins they achieved ordinary. so i guess he was best choice in the lot.

  • izazkhan on July 29, 2009, 11:51 GMT

    Those who perform should stay and in peak should lead the team, those who don't should stay out of the team, their is hell of talent waiting for a place in the national team !!! So by default Afridi is the perfect decision for captaincy.We are the world champs after a drought of 17 years, and he is the Man who is almost 70% behind this achievement..Misbah, Kamran and Malik no doubt great players but as Abdul Qadir and Inzi said there is something going on in team, you can clearly see it from the Test series, in all of them we were clearly winning, why our batting collapsed for 4 times in 6 innings????????????so punish those who don't play for Country.

  • Lions1 on July 29, 2009, 11:47 GMT

    does this mean he is the vice-captain for oneday games???

  • imirfan on July 29, 2009, 11:22 GMT

    Ok can anyboday tell me why the T20 captain shouldnt be any of the following players? - Abdul razaq - Misbah ul haq - Kamran Akmal

  • zaidipk on July 29, 2009, 11:19 GMT

    v v poor decision by PCB, I think RAZZAQ is the right choice.....I am 100% sure now pakistani team will not perform well in T-20 matches...

  • ZeeshanPanhwer on July 29, 2009, 11:14 GMT

    First of all Congratess //....... To Afridi and His Fanes All Over The World .........!!

    Thanks God ... !! Finally PCB has realised that they were wasting an enormous talanted player, who has all the ingredients to became a GREAT LEADER in the World, what is the criteria to select a captain ?? an influensed personallity, a team man, agrassiveness, boldness, confident and shud lead ffrom the front and AFRIDI got that all. I believe Afridi shud hav beeen Captain 2 yrs ago instead of MALIK. Anyways I hope our management will learn from their mistakes and will take bold decisions like that in the Future as well .......... !!!

  • Imran_Panjwani on July 29, 2009, 11:14 GMT

    I think afridi should also be One Day Captain as he regular in one day and T20 format and younus only the captain of Paksitan Test Team

  • mr_jaaneman on July 29, 2009, 10:59 GMT

    For T20 format it is looking right choice but I think leading Pakistan Team is very dangerous job.May God help him and keep the team united under his leadership.

  • kaushalrajnish on July 29, 2009, 10:50 GMT

    Congratulations Shahid. I think he deserves it...he's been very consistent in T20 version and he's the right man for the job.

  • Pakistan_Needs_A_Batman on July 29, 2009, 10:28 GMT

    @ imirfan . . . the man who got 2 man of the match awards in a wc semi-final and final, how can you say he cannot handle himself ?

  • fooqiman on July 29, 2009, 10:18 GMT

    The reason why he's the captain is because he was acting like one during the T20 World Cup. Afridi's greatest asset is his aggressive nature and this format of cricket is all about aggression; you have to bring it all out in batting, bowling and fielding. He also emanates the same energy onto other players as was evident when he frequently walked back with Umar Gul to the bowling mark and told him to just keep throwing in the yorkers. As well, he would consistently walk down the pitch and keep his bating partners pumped up by telling them to just keep the runs flowing! He's a natural as a captain and as a T20 captain. I wish him and the Pakistan team all the best!

  • RehanOnline on July 29, 2009, 10:06 GMT

    I belive afridi will be kep person in T20 matches and he can do his best caz main thing is he is friendly with every one and just becaz of it he can fight the team in friendly team leader way .... Good luck aridi

  • FAIZANAHMED on July 29, 2009, 9:58 GMT

    Excellent decision, Its high time he got this position. This should be implemented in 50 over games as well on permanent basis.

  • jamrith on July 29, 2009, 9:51 GMT

    Great decision, the man who leads from ther front must be the captain. I think Pakistan will go from strength to strength in T-20 and will rule the roost for a long time. The format is perfectly suited to their mercurial personality

  • hassaanster on July 29, 2009, 9:22 GMT

    He deserves it...he's been very consistent in the shorter and the shortest version and he's the right man for the job...He plays his cricket aggressively unlike Malik and he's got the ability to motivate others...It was not just Younis's captaincy it was Afridi's phenomenal performance tht motivated others to excel in the recently concluded T20 world cup.

  • pakmacman on July 29, 2009, 9:09 GMT

    After the way 'Boom Boom' performed in the T20 WC, this was a natural selection. Hopefully, he continues to play with the same responsibility that he displayed in the semi-final and final of the tournament. I hope that tournament was a career changing experience for him and the Pakistani side.

  • DestroyerZ on July 29, 2009, 9:00 GMT

    Now Thts a Good Decison.... We Will Have To Wait And See Weather Its A Good Desicion or Not....

  • dahalcric on July 29, 2009, 8:57 GMT

    Younis departure from T20 and looking for a big man like AFRIDI is always a great.I hope he will be a good captain as he has been in international side for pakistan around 10 years.He bowls accurate legspins and some suprise fast bowling.He can be devastating with the bat.He is great player and complete match winner.Luck favours the brave.Wish you all the best in short format of cricket as you have retired from test cricket.

  • IKKI on July 29, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    I think that this is a very strategiv move. Giving Afridi the responsibility may enable him to apply himself more at his own game and play more maturely. He has the capability of destroying any attack in world cricket and needs to become more rational in choosing the deliveries to attack. Congratulations Shahid.

  • springonion on July 29, 2009, 8:36 GMT

    Was probably the only choice, but that's not to say it's a bad choice. He was beginning to play more responsibly in the World T20, and this should only help his cause.

  • imirfan on July 29, 2009, 8:21 GMT

    I think that is not the best choice. Abdul razzaq was a good choice also. Misbah or Kamran akmal should have been the captain. he is more consistent and mentally fit player.

    Afridi can not hold on to himself how can he handle the team??? this is a big question mark.

    i dont understand the rationale of the decision.

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  • imirfan on July 29, 2009, 8:21 GMT

    I think that is not the best choice. Abdul razzaq was a good choice also. Misbah or Kamran akmal should have been the captain. he is more consistent and mentally fit player.

    Afridi can not hold on to himself how can he handle the team??? this is a big question mark.

    i dont understand the rationale of the decision.

  • springonion on July 29, 2009, 8:36 GMT

    Was probably the only choice, but that's not to say it's a bad choice. He was beginning to play more responsibly in the World T20, and this should only help his cause.

  • IKKI on July 29, 2009, 8:48 GMT

    I think that this is a very strategiv move. Giving Afridi the responsibility may enable him to apply himself more at his own game and play more maturely. He has the capability of destroying any attack in world cricket and needs to become more rational in choosing the deliveries to attack. Congratulations Shahid.

  • dahalcric on July 29, 2009, 8:57 GMT

    Younis departure from T20 and looking for a big man like AFRIDI is always a great.I hope he will be a good captain as he has been in international side for pakistan around 10 years.He bowls accurate legspins and some suprise fast bowling.He can be devastating with the bat.He is great player and complete match winner.Luck favours the brave.Wish you all the best in short format of cricket as you have retired from test cricket.

  • DestroyerZ on July 29, 2009, 9:00 GMT

    Now Thts a Good Decison.... We Will Have To Wait And See Weather Its A Good Desicion or Not....

  • pakmacman on July 29, 2009, 9:09 GMT

    After the way 'Boom Boom' performed in the T20 WC, this was a natural selection. Hopefully, he continues to play with the same responsibility that he displayed in the semi-final and final of the tournament. I hope that tournament was a career changing experience for him and the Pakistani side.

  • hassaanster on July 29, 2009, 9:22 GMT

    He deserves it...he's been very consistent in the shorter and the shortest version and he's the right man for the job...He plays his cricket aggressively unlike Malik and he's got the ability to motivate others...It was not just Younis's captaincy it was Afridi's phenomenal performance tht motivated others to excel in the recently concluded T20 world cup.

  • jamrith on July 29, 2009, 9:51 GMT

    Great decision, the man who leads from ther front must be the captain. I think Pakistan will go from strength to strength in T-20 and will rule the roost for a long time. The format is perfectly suited to their mercurial personality

  • FAIZANAHMED on July 29, 2009, 9:58 GMT

    Excellent decision, Its high time he got this position. This should be implemented in 50 over games as well on permanent basis.

  • RehanOnline on July 29, 2009, 10:06 GMT

    I belive afridi will be kep person in T20 matches and he can do his best caz main thing is he is friendly with every one and just becaz of it he can fight the team in friendly team leader way .... Good luck aridi