Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has credited the success of Indian cricket to the Indian Premier League, saying it has helped the nation’s budding cricketers to manage higher with the pressures of worldwide cricket.
“I think the IPL turned around Indian cricket. Their new players after having played in the IPL with top foreign players and having shared the dressing room with them are ready when they come into international cricket. They are ready to cope with the pressures at this level,” the previous skipper mentioned.
“I think the IPL changed their cricket and I think even our Pakistan Super League will do the same. Already we are seeing some good young players coming through the league. When you play with or against top international players before big crowds you learn to handle the pressure.”
Afridi, nonetheless, did warning that the selectors ought to first give younger gamers some publicity in home cricket earlier than bringing them ahead.
The flamboyant leg-spinner and onerous-hitting batsman mentioned he would proceed to play in leagues till he’s match and in a position to carry out.
“It is not just about your name in T20 cricket. It is about being on the field and being able to perform for your team,” he added.
Afridi additionally believes that bilateral cricket relations with India is not going to resume any time quickly.