ISLAMABAD A top official kicked Shahid Afridi out of Pakistans Test team and its captaincy as the dressing room atmosphere was also not supportive during the Lords Test for him to continue to lead the green shirts in the rest of series after facing 150-run defeat from the hands of Australia, TheNation learnt on Saturday. Sources said that Rehman Malik is the right hand of the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, who is also Patron-in-Chief of the PCB. President Zardari also takes immense interest in the cricket affairs that is why he appointed Ijaz Butt as the chairman of the board and Butt is running the cricket in the country at his own will, sources said. The sources inside the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) informed this scribe that Afridis individual batting style in both the innings clearly indicated that he was bit upset before going on the pitch for playing a responsible innings. He played odd strokes to get the runs in the first and second innings. If we take a birds eye view of his pervious Test innings, we will not found even a single innings in which he tried to hit the very first ball of the innings in this style. But, here he was the captain of the green shirts and he should be more responsible. Afridi was disturbed during the whole Test match, he said. He also said that the 440-run target was unachievable in the fourth innings of Lords Test but it never required throwing the wickets away before finishing the five-day fixture. The things are bit different, which are being seen at the cricket display. Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt was also present in England and despite his presence, this situation was created in the team, he said. Shoaib Malik and Shoaib Akhtar were not part of the last 11 side for opening Test match. The rumours were also moving in the cricket circles that both Malik and Akhtar are the part of a strong lobby and willing to play Lords Test. In these circumstances, how could Afridi be survived against the lobby which is in very strong position yet in the team and the musical chair game is still going on in the team, he added. Source further said that Malik and Akhtar were supported by the high-ups to get the berth in the national team for England tour. In past, federal minister for interior Rehman Malik was the mediator between former Chairman PCB Nasim Ashraf and Shoaib Akhtar to settle the issues and to include him (Shoaib) in the national team, he said. Likely, Afridi will not be member of the national team which will represent in the second Test match at Leads as Shoaib Malik will be included in the team. Earlier, Afridi was forced to include Malik before starting the first Test but he did not kneel in front of the managements decision. Later, he gave the open space to Malik to play second Test, he concluded.