Shahid Afridi blames Misbah-ul-Haq for exclusion from Pakistan team

He has scored only 161 runs at an average of 17.88 and taken just four wickets at an astonishing cost of 113.75 runs each in the last 12 ODIs. But Afridi refused to go into his recent statistics.

updated: May 01, 2013 13:23 IST
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Islamabad: Shahid Afridi has blamed Pakistan's one-day cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq for his exclusion from the Champions Trophy squad, and has vowed to return to the national team.

"It's the captain's decision to drop me," Afridi told the Urdu Daily Jang on Wednesday. "It's no big deal for me if a captain doesn't want a certain player in the team."

In announcing the squad earlier this week, selectors said Afridi, who has scored 7,201 and taken 348 wickets in ODIs, was left out due to recent poor form in one-day internationals.

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