Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has again expressed his interest in captaining the Pakistan cricket team. Afridi stated that after having played 17 years for the country he always considered it as a big honour to skipper the national squad.
“If the Cricket Board (PCB) deems it fit and offers me the captaincy again I will accept it as a challenge. I think the position we are facing right now is that all the senior players need to contribute more and play a more decisive role in the South Africa series,” Afridi said.
The all-rounder was removed as skipper of the T20 and ODI squads in 2011 after issues with PCB and has since then not been given an opportunity to lead the national team again. Afridi, who led Pakistan in the last World Cup, is said to be a top nominee to get the captaincy again of the ODI team for the upcoming series against South Africa in the UAE after insiders suggested that the PCB had made a decision to relieve Misbah-ul-Haq of the duties.