Afridi 'right choice' for T20 captaincy: Qasim

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Lahore, July 31 (ANI): Pakistan chief selector Iqbal Qasim has backed the cricket board's decision to hand over the Twenty-20 captaincy to Shahid Afridi.

Talking to media persons at the Gaddafi Stadium here, Qasim said Afridi was the 'right choice' for leading the team after Younis Khan's retirement from the latest version of the game, The Daily Times reports.

Earlier, Afridi said that captaining the national team is a 'very big responsibility, and he will give his best to the team.

"I will try to come up to the expectations of PCB chairman Ijaz Butt who has picked me as captain," Afridi said.

Afridi said he would like to carry on from where he left during the World T20 Championship in England.

He made it clear that he has his own ways of dealing with issues and that he would be a hard task-master.

"My team-mates know my body language. And those who deserve love and respect, I will treat them in that way but others will be handled differently. But I'll try my level best to give my best for my team and nation," he said.

Replying to a question, Afridi, who has been given responsibility of a national team for the very first time, said he would consult his senior team colleagues on important issues but at the end of the day decisions would be his own. (ANI)

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