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Shaheen Afridi Mocks Mohsin Naqvi’s ‘Major Surgery’ Comments

Shaheen Afridi Mocks Mohsin Naqvi's ‘Major Surgery’ Comments

Pakistan’s star pacer Shaheen Afridi humorously responded to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi’s remarks about the Pakistan cricket team after their poor performance in the 2024 T20 World Cup. The Babar Azam-led team suffered a humiliating group stage exit, losing to both the United States and India.

Naqvi had mentioned that the team needed “major surgery,” a comment Shaheen found amusing. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Shaheen joked, “Koi Beemar Hogaya (Whose surgery, Is somebody ill?)”, eliciting laughter from those present.

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Naqvi had voiced his disappointment last month, saying, “I thought the team required minor surgery to start winning matches but now it appears that we have to go for major surgery. It is very disappointing the way we lost to the USA and now this loss to India. We need to now start looking at players beyond those in the team right now.”

He further added, “Why the team is not performing is something everyone is asking. The World Cup is still on. But obviously, we will sit down and take a look at everything.”

Naqvi, who took charge of PCB earlier this year, had immediately removed Shaheen from the T20I captaincy and reinstated Babar Azam. Shaheen had captained the team in one series, where they lost 4-1 to New Zealand, before being relieved of the role.