Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi believes the robust interval for Pakistan cricket, the place the nation was unable to host matches, has handed away.

The 45-year-old was requested to share his ideas on the change in state of affairs over the past couple of years to the nationwide staff’s efficiency after reaching the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup remaining on Samaa TV.

Afridi stated, “That tough interval has handed. The groups began touring Pakistan. Australia got here, England got here. These had been issues our crowd was lacking.”

He additional added, “Our grounds had been used as wedding venues. It was a tough interval for Pakistan cricket, we had been lacking our crowd. The individuals who have labored to make this occur have put in numerous effort. The board, the federal government. They performed an necessary function. We used to persuade cricketers outdoors after we used to go and play in different leagues, county cricket, that via their assist we’ll be capable to convey (worldwide) cricket again (in Pakistan). When cricket returned, an excellent message was despatched from Pakistan, that we’re sports activities loving nation and that we need to watch and play cricket right here.”

Afridi, who gained the 2009 T20 World Cup with Pakistan and was the participant of the event within the 2007 version of the competitors, additionally stated that in an effort to progress from the current World Cup marketing campaign, Babar Azam and co. did not must make too many adjustments.

“We need not do an excessive amount of surgical procedure, you will have such senior coaches, mentors, you solely must give attention to sure points,” he stated.

‘Our grounds were used as wedding venues…that difficult period has passed’: Shahid Afridi on the state of Pakistan Cricket


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