LAHORE Pakistans legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram Wednesday hailed the appointment of Shahid Afridi as captain of the Pakistan team for the Twenty20 World Cup. Wasim believes Afridis aggressive nature suited the shortest the format of the game. Afridi has been captaining Pakistan cricket in T20 internationals and under the circumstances, he is the best man to lead in the Caribbean. He has a lot of energy and this format of the game, needs his aggressive mindset, Akram wrote in his column in an Indian newspaper. Akram, however, cautioned Afridi to control his emotions as the nations prestige will be in his hands during the Twenty20 World Cup starting April 30. Surely, he will now be thinking about the World Cup because the nations prestige will be in his hands. He just has to control his wildfire emotions. Afridi may have earned Pakistan some bad name by the chewing-the-ball incident in Perth in January-end, but all that is forgotten now, Akram wrote. Afridi, who was recently fined Rs 3 million for his ball-tampering act in Australia, was named skipper after he had received the Presidents Pride of Performance award. Akram said Afridi has found two able allies in coaches Waqar Younis and Ejaz Ahmed who understand the game and the body language of the players much better than others. Afridi has a few advantages with coaches Waqar and Ejaz. I think this is the best team management Pakistan can ask for, Akram said. I am happy for Waqar. He always wanted to be the coach of Pakistan. And why not? Waqar has played the game at the highest level, he knows the modern methods and can be a hard task master. Ejaz has been one of Pakistans brilliant all-rounders and a good motivator. This combination should work well, he said. Akram said he was always available for the team and if Waqar calls him for the camps, he will be happy to go and share a few thoughts with the bowlers. Well, I am always available for the Pakistan team. Unlike many of our senior cricketers, I am not hankering for money from the PCB. I am available for free as long as my professional commitments are not compromised, he said. Akram said the biggest enemies of the Pakistan cricket were its ex-players and a lot of negative energy had flown through nations cricket in the recent times. I think the biggest enemies of Pakistan cricket have been our ex-players. The biggest paradox in this respect is Javed Miandad. He has been the single biggest critic of the PCB and the interesting thing is, Javedbhai is one of the highest paid employees of the Board. There are quite a few former captains who are doing this using the many media channels. My understanding is that they are all gunning for paid positions in the PCB. Give them a job and they will be quiet. Not much time is left for the World Cup. Mental conditioning, regimented training and discipline will be factors to succeed. T20 is not an easy game. Shorter the version, less is the margin for error. But Pakistan have the ingredients to explode on the world scene once again. Go for it, boys, he said. Afridi sees no differences among team members Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi has said that his squad would defend their ICC T20 World Cup title in West Indies. Afridi said there was no truth on reports of rifts among players in the team. A lot of people have been talking about our team lacking unity but I dont agree with them. Im confident that all the boys will bond well together and as captain Ill try to get the best out of them, Afridi was quoted by Times of India. The Twenty20 World Cup is a very important assignment for us. Im confident that we will defend the title, he added. As captain and the senior most player, it will be my responsibility to lead from the front in the West Indies, he said. Im also confident that my teammates will give their best because only by a team effort can you win a major title like the World Cup, The News quoted Afridi, as saying. Veteran all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, who was also in the running for the captaincy, backed Afridi, saying he has no ill-feelings for his skipper. There are no harsh feelings because I believe that Afridi is the best choice for captaincy. He has the skills to keep the boys united and get the best out of them, Razzaq said.