Wasim fumes over Afridi’s sacking


Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has slammed the PCB for appointing Misbah-ul-Haq as ODI skipper, saying the 36-year old has no future. In an interview with ESPNSTAR, Akram said, “It was wrong to sack Afridi, who has recently brought glory to the country against all odds.”
The PCB’s move to strip Afridi has not gone down well in Pakistan and Akram too is unhappy at the decision. He feels PCB’s decision lacks logic and it was disrespectful of them to sack Afridi for trivial matters. “Arguments between captains and coaches are not new in Pakistan cricket. Afridi was hailed as a national hero after the World Cup, and came back from the West Indies after winning the ODI series only to find out he has been sacked. What is the PCB upto?” fumed Akram.
Akram pointed out that the Afridi sacking has once again shown the PCB in poor light. Akram has questioned the Board’s decision to appoint Misbah as ODI skipper. He feels the 36-year-old middle order batsman is at best a stop-gap arrangement. “The present Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is on the wrong side of 30 and I don’t see him leading the side beyond 6 to 8 months”, said Akram.