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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that the Pakistan team still has a long way to go, though and they are playing a very good cricket at the moment. The comment came in the backdrop of recently-released International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 team rankings where Pakistan ended on top of the list. “I think it’s still a long way to go and I think the way our boys are playing is very good,” the Express Tribune quoted Afridi, as saying. “All the youngsters, they’re doing a great job, and InshAllah we’re hoping they’re going to do well for Pakistan.”

Reflecting on the T20 format of cricket, Afridi said that one can introduce the format anywhere in the world and it is a great entertainment for those who are not well aware of the nitty and gritty of the game.

Reviewing his own playing style, Boom Boom Afridi said that he considers himself as a bowler instead of a batsman: “I always consider myself as a bowling all-rounder. I think in batting, I’m not that consistent, but in bowling, I am very consistent. When I started my cricket, I started as a bowler. So I think, I feel good and if you look into my performance I’m always very consistent with my bowling.”

Pakistan recently defeated Australia in the final of the Zimbabwe T20 Tri-Series in Harare to register their ninth consecutive series victory.