Shahid Afridi Wants Dignified Exits for Pakistan Seniors.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 16:32
Pakistan's T20 captain Shahid Afridi said yesterday, that the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad.
An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision he learnt about only when the squad was announced in the media.
The Pakistan Cricket Board issued a show cause notice asking Younis to explain his outburst. But 34-year-old Afridi, who has already retired from Tests, backed his colleague.
He said that he requests the PCB chairman to talk to Younis and make a plan for the future, because he thinks all seniors should be given a respectful way to retire.
Former Pakistan greats like Waqar Younis, Javed Miandad and Mohammed Yousuf were forced into humiliating exits despite years of service.