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Play domestic ties to regain form, Latif to Afridi

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Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 16:56 [IST]
 
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Afridi should play domestic games: Latif

Kolkata, Jan 2: Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif on Wednesday urged out-of-form Shahid Afridi to play first class cricket and regain form following his poor run in the last one year.

Latif felt the all-rounder is struggling to strike form due to lack of batting time on the wicket since he comes down the order.

In order to find a solution to the existing problem, the former wicket-keeper has advised him to play first class cricket to regain confidence.

A veteran of 37 Tests and 166 ODIs, Rashid Latif said people who are struggling to score, would play the longer versions of the game in the domestic circuit while Afridi is not showing interest to play first class cricket.

According to a report on dawn.com, Afridi's record in 2012 has not been satisfactory. Having faced 179 deliveries he has scored 182 runs off 13 ODIs.

Since Afridi has not been playing the longer version of the game since July 2010 is lacking confidence, while his track record in 2012 has been quite good.

The all-rounder who retired from the longer version of the game in July 2010 had represented Pakistan in 27 Tests and scored 1716 at an average of 36.51 including 5 centuries.

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