PUNE Shahid Afridi need not to be offended as being named as a captain of the Pakistan team after the announcement of the team to play ICC World Twenty20 scheduled to commence in the West Indies next month. He is not the first international captain, though for different reasons, he has been chosen after the selection of the team by the PCB. It has been a regular practice in Australia, where the captain of the team is always selected after the team is chosen, said Peter Young, the General Manager (Public Affairs) : Cricket Australia. Speaking to this scribe from Australia on Thursday morning, he said, The long-standing Australian tradition has been to pick the best 11 players to represent Australia, and then to appoint the captain from the ranks of that 11. In doing that in the modern era, we have always been comfortable to appoint the captain for the series in question, but based on the knowledge that in so doing, they are in the side first for their skills as a player, he further added. The National Selection Panel (NSP) recommendation for captain and vice captain go to the CA board for its approval, Peter Young added. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, the captain is being chosen by the Boards, and selectors never come into picture. The captain is not a member of the NSP but the NSP does work in close consultation with captain and coach, Young further added. The PCB will involve captain and coach for the team selection in future. Afridi is known for his aggressive batting style, and currently holds the highest career strike rate in the history of international cricket. In a recent survey, Afridi was named as the most popular cricketer in Pakistan. He is, however, not free from controversies. He has been involved in pitch tampering (2005), Spectator Incident (2007) and ball tampering 2010). The latest ball-tampering incident was widely reported in media as the Bitegate incident.