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Shahid Afridi reveals Sohaib Maqsood wanted to bat in top order

Talal Dar - 30-01-2016 - View: 2420

The T20 skipper believes Pakistan can win the World T20

Shahid Afridi reveals Sohaib Maqsood wanted to bat in top order

The captain of Pakistan's T20 Cricket team Shahid Afridi has revealed that the middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood had asked Afridi to send him in the top order because he wanted to show his talent but the player failed and costed the team series.

Maqsood was sent at No.3 in the series and many called him next Inzamam-ul-Haq due to his solid hook and pull shots, but the player scored only 18 runs in 2 matches and also could not do much in the only One-Day International (ODI) game that he played.

Afridi said that they could not execute the plans the way they wanted but they still have the potential to win the World T20 Championship which will be last tournament of his career. He said that they can still make more plans and take players who can win.

The captain was disappointed by the performance of Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal, the players he trust the most but have not delivered much in last few years. He said that these players have been given many chances and should justify by performing.

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