New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir feels maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi has faced unwarranted criticism throughout his career but now the fault-finding should stop following his heroics against India in Asia Cup on Sunday. (Read)
"I have always said that Afridi is a three-in-one player who can bat, bowl and field well. He has faced unnecessary criticism and I feel that being a senior player he deserves respect. He should be allowed to play till he enjoys his game," Qadir told PTI Bhasha.
Afridi has faced criticism for his inconsistency, with some even questioning his place in the side. The 34-year-old, however, replied to his critics by hitting two sixes in the final over against the arch-rivals to pull off a thrilling one-wicket win in Mirpur. (Afridi admits pressure vs India)