Get rid of a few seniors, says Afridi

In an interview prior to the team’s departure for London from St Lucia, the Pakistan captain expressed his dissatisfaction at the performance of some of his senior players during the recently-concluded World Twenty20.

“It is time for some senior players to go because we can’t expect a good show from them anymore in future,” said Afridi.

Afridi feels that by grooming youngsters, the team can get better results in future. “There is no dearth of talent in Pakistan, especially in the T20 format. Youngsters should be given a chance in the national team.”

Defending champions Pakistan lost to Australia in a thrilling semifinal and Afridi still can’t believe Pakistan lost the game. “I haven’t seen such an unbelievable game in my career, the entire match changed in just 11 deliveries, the battle would long be remembered,” said.

Michael Hussey’s magical knock of 60 off 24 balls enabled Australia chase down a huge target of 192 to win the semi-final last Friday.

Counting the positives of the Caribbean safari, Afridi said unity among the players was the best he earned during the tournament.

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