In November, the tall fast bowler took over for the great batsman Babar Azam. In 52 T20Is, the 23-year-old took 64 wickets. Shaheen was also the manager of Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He helped the team win the league twice in two years, in 2022 and 2023. Who does Shahid Afridi prefer for T20 captaincy, Rizwan or Shaheen read out down below.
Who does Shahid Afridi prefer for T20 captaincy: Rizwan or Shaheen?
Many people are surprised that Shahid Afridi, the former captain of Pakistan, chose wicketkeeper/batsman Mohammad Rizwan over left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi to be leader of the team in T20s. Afridi praised Rizwan highly at an event in Australia and chose him over his son-in-law Shaheen to be T20 captain. “I admire Rizwan’s level of hard work and focus,” said the famous all-rounder of his time.
The thing I like most about him is that he only cares about his game and doesn’t notice what other people are doing or not doing. He really knows how to fight!” Afridi joked, “I want to see him (Rizwan) as the T20 captain, but Shaheen became the captain by mistake.”
He said this while looking at the left-arm quick, who was sat behind him at the event. When Afridi said something blunt, it made everyone in the crowd laugh out loud. Even the players on stage, like Rizwan, Harif Rauf, and Shaheen, couldn’t help but smile. It’s not the first time Afridi has gone after Shaheen’s leadership.
He had already said that he stopped Shaheen from becoming captain of the Lahore Qalandars. The 46-year-old former cricket player told his son-in-law to take a break from being captain for a year or two so he could work on his bowling.