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Hope other teams follow Zimbabwe by touring Pakistan: Afridi

Lahore: Pakistan’s national T20 captain Shahid Afridi has said that he is not worried with his recent form in limited overs cricket and playing the first series against a Test side on Pakistani soil in six years would lift his game.

A new beginning: Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi (right) and Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura pose with the T20 series trophy at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium yesterday. Pic/AFP
A new beginning: Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi (right) and Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura pose with the T20 series trophy at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium yesterday. Pic/AFP 

"I don’t worry about form because it happens with every player, the main thing is that I am looking ahead and I am confident I can contribute to the team," the flamboyant all-rounder said.

Afridi spent the entire day interacting with the media on television or otherwise including a pre match press conference at the Gaddafi stadium where the trophy for the series was also unveiled.

The first T20 match of the series is to be played today followed by the second match on Sunday. Zimbabwe will also play three ODIs in Lahore.

"It is gratifying that international cricket is finally returning to Pakistan and I hope other teams also follow Zimbabwe’s example and tour our country," he said.

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