Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi sent a heartfelt message to the national team after his tenure as interim Chief Selector ended following the ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
Following the dismissal of Mohammad Wasim, the newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Najam Sethi, appointed Shahid Afridi as interim Chief Selector last month.
While expressing his gratitude, Shahid Afridi wrote on his Twitter handle, “Thanks to the PCB for entrusting me with the chief selector’s role for Pakistan and New Zealand series.”
Thanks to the PCB for entrusting me with the chief selector’s role for #PakvNZ series. Thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility. Hope I lived up to the expectations of the fans with brave/bold decisions. Will always be available to help 🇵🇰 🏏 in any way I can. https://t.co/vJxlhs6TtA
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 13, 2023
He also stated that he appreciated the trust bestowed upon him by the cricket authorities and that he owed it to Pakistan and cricket to be available at all times.
The former captain also expressed hope that the courageous and daring decisions he made for the two-match Test and three-match One-Day International series against New Zealand would have satisfied cricket fans.
The cricket board reportedly wanted to keep Shahid Afridi as a regular chief selector until the upcoming ODI World Cup in India in 2023.
It is worth noting that Afridi was widely praised for reintroducing former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to the playing XI after a four-year absence. Haris Sohail, a middle-order batter, was also chosen for the ODI series.
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