Senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi has once again expressed his interest in captaining the Pakistan cricket team. Afridi said that after having played 17 years for the country he always considered it an honour to captain the national team. He said that if the Cricket Board (PCB) deems it fit and offers him the captaincy again he will accept it as a challenge. He also said that he thinks the position they were facing right now was that all the senior players need to contribute more and play a more decisive role in the South Africa series. The all-rounder was removed as captain of the Twenty20 and ODI teams in 2011, after his differences with PCB and has not been given a chance to lead the national side since then. After shameless defeat from Zimbabwe people of Pakistan really want a new aggressive and bold captain with fresh mind and fresh direction, who can lead Pakistan to victory in the upcoming series with South Africa and Sri Lanka.

M. OSAMA AFNAN HANAFI,

Karachi, September 20.