Star Pakistani fast bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi opened up about his experience in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and how he handled the added burden of captaining Lahore Qalandars.
Talking about his captaincy in a podcast hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Afridi revealed that the most important aspect of leadership is dealing with pressure.
The left-arm pacer added that it is the captain’s responsibility to not only take care of the players on the field but also think of those sitting on the bench.
“You have to take every player in the team and treat everyone as an equal and a match winner, irrespective of their seniority,” added the 22-year-old.
To a question on how he manages the team, Shaheen said that he has to deal with pressure and take sound decisions as the entire team depends on him.
“It’s also important to lead from the front and give myself the best performance whenever I step on the field as it will motivate my players to perform well,” added Shaheen.
It should be noted that Shaheen Afridi is currently the third highest wicket taker in PSL with 70 wickets in 50 innings at an average of 20.70.
Shaheen Afridi was named the captain of Qalandars last year and led the team to their first title by defeating Multan Sultans at their home ground.