'Afridi should be made Pak skipper in all three versions of game'

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Lahore, Jan. 25 (ANI): Following the PCB's announcement that Mohammad Yousuf will be removed as skipper after the Australian tour, former Pakistani cricketer Asif Iqbal has said that Shahid Afridi should replace the outgoing captain.

"Shahid Afridi should be asked to start playing test cricket once again and if he agrees he should be made the captain in test cricket, 50 over cricket as well as continuing to captain the country in the 20 over format," Pakpassion.com quoted Iqbal, as saying.

The former Pakistani captain reckons that apart from Afridi there is not a single player among the current Pakistani lot to whom the PCB can turn to for the role of captaincy.

"However if Afridi will not accept the challenge of captaining the Pakistan team in one day internationals and test cricket, then I have no idea who the selectors could turn to, as I simply don't see any standout candidate," he said.

Former captain Younus Khan, who has returned to international cricket for the one day series in Australia, could be a candidate to reclaim the captaincy, but Iqbal is against that.

"The Board should not go back to Younus Khan as captain. I have no idea what has gone on behind the scenes with Younus, but I think reinstating him as captain would not be a wise choice and one that is not fair on Younus himself and above all on the team," he added. (ANI)

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