The former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has come forward to put his support behind Umar Akmal and Ahmad Shahzad and said that it is unfair to expect them to play like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. It is to remind that Umar and Shahzad have been axed for Pakistan cricket team tour to England on disciplinary grounds.
“I don’t know but it was wrong to expect them to be like Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers,” said the former captain Shahid Afridi while talking to Geo News.
“I also agree there should be no compromise on discipline but I think it is best if we stop expecting too much from them and just let them play the way they do,” he added.
Afridi believed that with more experience, the two would be much better. “But don’t expect them to perform like Kohli or de Villiers, don’t make such comparisons,” he warned.
Talking about his future plans, Afridi said, “I have given myself two more year. Whenever the selectors need me for Pakistan, I am always available for my country.”
In another story, Umar Akmal slammed the media at home for continuously portraying negative stories about cricket stars.
“The media needs to stop highlighting every little situation and making a big deal out of it,” said Umar in an interview.