Afridi blasts Sarfaraz, media for criticising cricket kits

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Dambulla, June 21 (ANI): Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has slammed former fast bowler Sarfaraz Nawaz and certain sections of the media, who had raised questions over the suppliers of the cricket kit currently being used by the national squad in the Asia Cup.

Afridi rejected Sarfaraz's statement that the kit was uncomfortable for the players, saying the ex-pacer has himself not played any cricket for more than a quarter of a century.

"From my point of view the playing kit we are using in Sri Lanka is fine. I was asked to provide input into the new kit that we are using and my feedback was taken on board. Neither my team mates or I have any complaints about the playing kit, and I would even go far and say that from a player's point of view, this is one of the better kits that we have used," Afridi told PakPassion.net

"The most important thing about the kit is that it is comfortable, feels good and doesn't hamper the performance of the players. The conditions in Dambulla are very difficult given the hot and humid conditions and the kit has stood up to this test very well," he added.

Referring to the media's negative comments regarding the kit, Afridi said people criticising the kit maker should rather concentrate to comment on the game.

"I wished that certain individuals in the media would rather concentrate on the cricket than making negative and not very well thought out comments in the press. I will deal with those issues in due course," he said. (ANI)

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