Most Pakistanis want Afridi as captain

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Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 11:33 [IST]
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Most Pakistanis want Afridi as captain

It seems the vast majority of Pakistanis would like to see Shahid Afridi lead Pakistan in the World Cup 2011. A public poll conducted by a leading media group in Pakistan, revealed that the national team's one-day captain Shahid Afridi has got overwhelming support from the people to lead the side.

In the poll, 94 per cent Pakistanis want Shahid Afridi to lead Pakistan in the World Cup, while Misbah, who recently led Pakistan to their first Test series win in four years, got just six per cent votes.

"The results show that majority want the flamboyant allrounder to be retained as captain in the World Cup and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should now understand this clear message," former Test captain Moin Khan said.

Interestingly, there are already indications from the board that after the initial decision of not announcing the captain for the World Cup earlier this month, the PCB has also now decided to go with Afridi. But it will make its final decision public on Feb 4.


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