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Afridi keen to play for Pakistan
Sunday 21 August 2011

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has once again expressed his desire to play for Pakistan.

Speaking on a show on Geo TV, Afridi also made some scathing remarks on the resignation of Waqar Younis as Pakistan team coach after the Zimbabwe tour.

My heart bleeds to play for Pakistan and I am dying to play for my country. I even wanted to go to Zimbabwe and hopefully at the right time I will make a comeback to the team," Afridi said.

Afridi also mentioned that he failed to understand that if Waqar had resigned why was he being sent as coach on the Zimbabwe tour.

"I don't know but I feel if he has any issues he should have faced them. He didn't look to have health problems to me but now if that has changed I don't know about that," Afridi said.

The allrounder said he owed a lot to Pakistan and wanted to represent the country but retired because the environment in the team was not congenial.

"They need to bring in more sensible and good people into the team management and if that happens I will reconsider my decision to retire," he said.

"I have been moved by the support shown to me by the people. I owe them a lot." he concluded.

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