ISLAMABAD After long delay the sense finally prevails in the PCBs top brass, as it appointed Shahid Afridi as the captain of Pakistan T20 cricket team. This decision must have been taken much earlier but the tradition of making wrong decisions and after much criticism reversing them is the hallmark of our decision makers. Afridi has got all the abilities, which a skipper should have. He has got the special talent, as he is the only player for this shorter version of the game, who can change whole scenario of the match with his all-round performance. He is a dynamic batsman, a world-beater bowler and a tremendous fielder. He has the command on and off the field, he enjoys excellent relations with other players and above all arguably after the great Imran Khan he is the only player who can lead the side with full command and authority. Without wasting further time Afridi should be made the permanent captain for all formats of the game. Defending the T20 World Cup must be the first priority of the side, but the ultimate goal of the team must be of regaining the past glory, as Pakistan has not won a single major tournament for the last many years. This is the high time to assemble a winning combination under Afridi and to get rid of the already unproven players. The PCB must organise regional cricket camps all over the country, especially in the rural areas, as it will not only encourage the local talent but also put an end to the long-sufferings of the smaller cities and towns. It is true that Afridi has letdowned not only the team but also the country by his ball-biting scandal. Nevertheless, he is ashamed of what he has done and one should be forgiven when realises mistake and publicly apologises. One can hope that he will learn from his mistakes and can provide the kind of tonic, which the Pakistan cricket desperately needs. The ideal T20 team should comprise of these players: Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umer Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Amir, Umer Gul, Hammad Azam, Saeed Ajmal, Rana Naved. Apart from them, the most important name, which the selectors have long forgotten is of Azher Mehmood. If the English counties can gain benefit from his services then why he is not being selected for the national side. This shorter format of the game best suits the all-rounder and Azher is more then handy with bat and bowl. He must be given the chance so he once again, serve his country, as he has a lot of potential and can play for the country for at least two-three years.