Shahid Afridi, former captain of the Pakistan Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman /Gulf News

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has been always been fairly vocal with his views against India and time and again, he has been involved in war of words with former India opener Gautam Gambhir.

Afridi recently came under immense scrutiny for his views on Kashmir and Yuvraj Singh and Harbjahan Singh had said they don’t want to have any kind of relationship with him anymore.


“One should always speak the truth, no matter what happens. I believe humanity is above everything else which is why I don’t shy away from voicing my opinion, even if it involves India,” Afridi was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

Afridi also spoke about talismanic batsman Babar Azam and stated he will soon single-handedly start to win matches for Pakistan. Azam usually gets compared to India skipper Virat Kohli, considering their impeccable playing styles and incredible consistency across formats.

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“Babar Azam is the backbone of Pakistan team and I don’t think he feels the pressure of being constantly compared with Virat Kohli,” he said. “I’m hopeful that Babar will start winning matches for Pakistan single-handedly, soon.”

Azam, himself, had earlier said that he would rather be likened to Pakistan batting greats than Kohli.

“I don’t want to be compared with Virat Kohli. It would be better if people compare me with one of the Pakistani legends like Javed Miandad, Mohammad Yousuf or Younis Khan,” Azam said.