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| Afridiís captaincy will benefit Pakistan team: Waqar|
| Updated at: 1826 PST, Saturday, March 27, 2010|
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis has welcomed the appointment of allrounder Shahid Afridi as captain of the national team and said that his leadership would benefit the team.
Talking with a foreign news agency, Waqar Younis said that Shahid Afridi enters in the field with a positive frame of mind and his presence in the field generates a fighting spirit among the players.
He said that Afridiís performance has been remarkable during the past two years.
The former fast bowler said that Pakistan team is capable of defending its T20 World Cup title and it can give good results in the presence of Afridi, Abdul Razzaq and Akmal brothers.
The former captain said that coaching in Pakistan is not less than a challenge but he would try his best to satisfy the confidence of the nation and the management.