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Afridi stresses to wipe out ‘fear’ from young players

KARACHI: Newly named T20 skipper and Pakistan star player Shahid Afridi on Tuesday said he was delighted to become captain of the 20-over format, ARY News reported.

Talking to media here, Afridi said players need to be courageous to play international cricket. We need to wipe out ‘fear of defeat’ from young players, he stressed.

He hoped that his side would display good cricket in the upcoming series against Australia. There is a need to elimiante fear from young players. T20 is a game of brave people, added Afridi.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) named Afridi as Pakistan’s new T20 captain till World T20 2016.

The board also maintained its earlier decision of retaining incumbent Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq until the 2015 World Cup.

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