Karachi, Jun 4: It seems deposed Pakistan captain has found some support from among the cricketing fraternity in Pakistan, namely Wasim Akram. The former Pakistan captain has hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), stating that the Board should have given proper reason for sacking Shahid Afridi as captain of the one-day team.
"Shahid was doing well as captain and had motivated the team well. He led the team to the World Cup semifinals and also won the One-day series in the West Indies," Akram told reporters today.
"So when a successful captain is removed, the Board should be sensible enough to give the reasons for the decision. They can''t just take such a big decision and say they will give details later on," he added.
The pace bowling great, however,conceded that he did not condone the way Afridi took on the PCB in the media after being removed as captain.
"I don't agree with the way he went to the media with his grievances. He should have spoken to the board first. I don't support the language he used in the media. It was not on. It only hurt the image of Pakistan cricket," said Akram.
Akram added that Afridi still has three to four years of cricket left to offer to Pakistan and should be back in the team.
"He is only 31 and can play on for another couple of years, which is good for Pakistan cricket.
Afridi has been in hot water ever since initiating a spat with Pakistan team coach Waqar Younis over a selection issue.