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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has lashed out at Waqar Younis, saying the legendary pace bowler was a “mediocre captain” and a “terrible coach”.
Afridi made the comments in his autobiography, which is called Game Changer.
“Waqar Younis was a mediocre captain who couldn’t hold the team together. He couldn’t fight off the politics inside the dressing room,” he wrote in his autobiography as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
When Younis was head coach of the national team, Afridi insisted that he grew increasingly annoyed with the 47-year-old as he was constantly mircomanaging everything.
“Unfortunately, he hadn’t let go of the past,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “Waqar and I had a history, dating all the way back to his tiff with Wasim [Akram] over the captaincy crown. He was a mediocre captain but a terrible coach, always micromanaging and getting in the way, trying to tell the captain – me – what to do… It was a natural clash and it was bound to happen.”