Pakistan Cricket Board has opened up applications for Power hitting coaching role. When it comes to power-hitting in Pakistan, Afridis’s name comes to mind. The former cricketer was attending a program where he was asked about joining the PCB as the power-hitting coach, to which Afridi replied that no one has contacted him yet for the role.
“Nobody has approached me for the role of becoming the power-hitting coach. I will let you know if someone gets in touch with me.” Afridi said. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman recently announced that a foreign coach will be hired for the team. Saqlain Mushtaq too had stepped down from his role of the interim head coach and the new coach will be announced soon. There were speculations that Saqlain wanted to remain as the coach but the former off-spinner clarified that it is hard for him to give time to the team.
Shahid Afridi is possibly the best candidate in Pakistan for the power-hitting coaching role as the player was known for his humongous sixes. He also seems to have good relations with the current PCB chairman Rameez Raja and so far does not have a conflict of Interest.
On Sarfarz Ahmed PSL captaincy
Afridi will be playing his last PSL season under the captaincy of Quetta Gladiators. The tournament is slated to start on the 27th of January and will be the seventh edition. Speaking about Sarfaraz, Afridi said, “I will try to encourage him, he gets emotional during the field, I will try to keep him cool and support him on the field. He has been playing very well.”
Afridi in his career played 27 tests and 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is and scored 11 centuries overall. He held the record of the fastest century in World cricket of 37 balls against Sri Lanka until A B Devilliers broke that record in 2015 against West Indies in Johannesburg.