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November 15, 2019
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Being aggressive sometime cost you match: Afridi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s T20 captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi said that aggression was in his nature and he know well that being aggressive sometime cost you game.

In an exclusive interview with ESPNcricinfo, the star all-rounder said that his style of leadership was extremely different from Misbah-ul-Haq. “I know being aggressive sometime costs you game but captain is the one who sets an example,” Afridi said.

“But I strongly believe result and performance is something that comes later as the first thing is the effort and fight.

“Your body language on the field is the reflection of your intentions and people will look beyond the result or performance when they see your efforts,” he said.

“No one can predict that a player will take five wickets or score a 50. So what we can ensure is the fight regardless of the result at the end of the day.”

Afridi said that he did not expect everyone to follow his approach and an individual should stick to the style suited to him. “Every captain has his own approach and I can’t be Misbah and Misbah can’t be Afridi,” he said. “If he is comfortable with his approach then what is the problem? But players around him should not become Misbah. Each player has his own strengths and he should carry out what he is capable of rather than suppressing himself,” he said during the interview.