Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, who is known for hitting the cricket ball hard, has joined the group of cricketers whose tweets has already become a food for passionate fans over micro-blogging site Twitter followed by witty remarks which interests them to hook their followers.
The 36-year-old Afridi came down heavily on former Australian skipper and commentator Ian Chappell after Pakistan thrashed Australia in the second match of the 5-match Victoria-Bitter series by 6 wickets.
The all-rounder Afridi, who seems to enjoy the Karachi’s weather, has lauded Mohammad Hafeez’s captaincy followed by the return of Junaid Khan and Shoaib Malik’s cameo during the run chase.
“Shabash Pakistan, great captaincy and inns Hafeez, Well done JK, Malik, Did you watch Ian Chappell?,” Shahid Afridi tweeted after Pakistan register their first win on the tour in the series Down Under.
However, he forgot to mention Imad Wasim’s name who picked two crucial wickets in the game and Mohammad Amir bagged three.
“Somebody’s got to give them a kick up the bum. Cricket Australia have got to start saying ‘listen, if things don’t improve, we will stop with the invites,” Chappell was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.
The 42-year-old Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-Ul-Haq, who came under severe criticism after Pakistan’s poor performance, is also taking his time to decide about his captaincy in the longer format.
“It is a very irresponsible and useless statement from him. Does it mean that Australia who have been whitewashed by a young team in Sri Lanka, in India and even in the UAE by Pakistan should not be invited to tour Asian countries,” Misbah-Ul-Haq stated on Ian Chappell’s criticism.
Donned in number 10 jersey, Afridi has been also known for his U-turns after announcing his retirement just like Lionel Messi in football.
Peshawar-born Afridi’s age has also become the centre of attention in recent past many years.
Afridi has played 398 ODIs for Pakistan in which he scored 8064 runs at an average of 23.57 which included six hundred and 39 half-centuries. He has bagged 395 wickets at an average of 34.51.
Shahid Afridi’s Tweet:
Shabash Pakistan, great captaincy and inns Hafeez, Well done JK, Malik, Did you watch Ian Chappell? 😊
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) January 15, 2017