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Not sure Shahid Afridi had temperament for captaincy, says Ian Chappell

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WEB DESK: World T20 Cup is not over but tournament is done and dusted for Pakistan after poor show in group matches, they had only won once out for four games. Back home, there is debate going on about Shahid Afridi whether he should continue to play T20 internationals for Pakistan or not. But one thing is sure about that he was unable to captain the side as he had also admitted in last group match against Australia  in post-match ceremony.

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Lets stats do the talking,  , in 43 matches, Pakistan has won 19, lost 23 and 1 match was tie. So, he was absolutely right about his captaincy. Former Australian captain, Ian Chappel  acknowledged Afridi views about his own captaincy,  he had said,“I will announce it in my country. Whatever is better for the country, I will go with that. As a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit.”

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Talking to Espn Cricinfo, Ian Chappel said, “I don’t think so it was doing him any favours giving him the captaincy because he is one of those sorts of erratic geniuses you never know what you’re going to get next. I’m not sure if that’s the right temperament for captaincy.”

When asked who could be Pakistan’s next captain, wicket-keeper batsman Sarfarz Ahmed who is playing as vice-captain in the team can he lead the side effectively?

Chappel said, “Sarfraz Ahmed is a very aggressive player. I like the way he bats. I was a bit surprised that he came in so late in Pakistan’s innings [against Australia],”

“It doesn’t always apply that an aggressive cricketer is an aggressive captain but it’s nice to have somebody who thinks aggressively so he would be one option.”

 

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