PCB cannot afford to lose Afridi in ODIs and T20Is
There are rumours that the given Shahid Afridi has resigned from the captaincy of the Test match cricket, the captaincy of ODIs and T20Is may also be given to Salman Butt. One hopes for Pakistan cricket’s sake that this is not true, because that would mean that the hierarchy in the cricket board is shorn of any logic or rationale.
True that Afridi made a mistake in doing what he did, but that does not mean that the Pakistan Cricket Board also makes the same mistake. Under Afridi, the Pakistani side seems to be gelling well as a team, and to expect the same to happen under someone else in a set-up will be foolhardy.
Pakistan’s basic problem has been that their decision-making has been so haphazard that one almost feels that the time may be right to get in a new PCB chairman. Under Ejaz Butt, Pakistani cricket has degenerated like never before and one gets the sense that if this were to continue the way it is, life may never get back to normal for them.
And yes, Afridi should be reprimanded for being so whimsical about his decision to quit.