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Afridi wants to captain Pakistan

cricket Updated: Jun 21, 2009 18:24 IST
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Pakistan's star all-rounder Shahid Afridi wants to lead his country in international cricket before retiring from the game.

Afridi, the chief architect of Pakistan's impressive World Twenty20 campaign here in England on Sunday said it is his greatest wish to captain Pakistan before saying goodbye to international cricket.

The flamboyant Afridi is one of the senior players in the Pakistan team but is not considered as a future captain amidst the presence of current skipper Younis Khan and vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

"It would be great if I get a chance to lead Pakistan before retiring," said Afridi, who has impressed both with the bat and ball in the World Twenty20.

However, Afridi made it clear that he has no problems with Younis. "Younis is a great captain and a good leader," he said. "He has given me and other players a lot of confidence."

Afridi, 29, according to some experts could be a good choice to captain Pakistan in Twenty20 internationals.