Afridi turns focus to perform like Misbah


Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Khan Afridi has shown his desperation to be consistent in his performance and for that his entire concentration is on improving his skills both as a batsman and as a bowler.

“I have no intention to regain captaincy but my entire focus is to work on improving my performance. But the current spell of rains has disrupted the training sessions and now we are despite limited recourses practicing indoors to gain maximum out of the available facilities,” he said while taking to journalists here at the National Cricket Academy on Thursday.

He further said that the West Indies series has given the youngsters a great boost and now with the bowlers the batsmen should also deliver during the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.

“Captain Misbahul Haq has complete support of the team and is performing brilliantly. I would also under his captaincy want to be consistent in my performance like he (Misbah) has been doing and my whole focus is to perform to win matches for the country,” he maintained.

He further said that the upcoming series after the Zimbabwe tour against South Africa after the Sri Lanka series is relatively tough and the team has to work very hard for that.

“It is very disappointing that international cricket is not being played in Pakistan which is damaging the game in the country. But there is a need to improve the domestic structure to have quality players,” he added.

Afridi further stated that the team is prepared for any kind of tournament and said that the selectors should have picked youngsters for the Zimbabwe series which would have given the upcoming players healthy practice before the World Cup.

“Had I opted out of the Zimbabwe series, there would have a lot of criticism and the step should have taken by the selectors,” he added.

He further stated that there is a need to unearth talent by orgsinsing tournaments at different levels throughout the country.