The Captain of the Pakistan T20 team Shahid Afridi has denied claims of coach Waqar Younis that he had skipped many team meetings during the tournament.

“I was present at all team meetings . All the players were very cooperative during the World Cup,” he said in a statement issued to the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Fact Finding Committee.

While giving his statement to the committee, Afridi replied to answers about his captaincy and performance. Afridi said he deserves three out of ten in this regard.

During his statement, which he gave on the phone, the T20 captain defended batsmen Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad, according to reports.

“Including four fast bowlers in the match against India was my decision,” he said. “Imran Khan did not advise me to take this step.”

Pakistani team was knocked out of the ICC World T20 after losing three of their four group matches. The team’s poor performance has been criticised and after reaching back home numerous controversies have shrouded the team and Pakistani cricket.

Waqar Younis in his report to the Fact Finding Committee blamed Afridi for his irresponsible behavior during the Asia Cup and World T20.

Furthermore, Afridi who had earlier hinted that he might retire from international cricket after the World T20 has retracted his statement once again.