Inzamam advises Afridi to 'just relax and enjoy' his game
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been advised to "just relax and enjoy his game" by newly-appointed batting consultant Inzamamul Haq.
"Inzi bhai (Inzamam) told me to stop thinking about any outside pressures and just relax and enjoy the game, especially my batting," the Daily Times quoted Afridi, as saying.
Afridi was picked only for the two Twenty20s against India this month, but left out of the three one-dayers. But he has scored two half centuries in 50-over practice matches here, including 91 off 64 balls on Wednesday to catch the attention of the national selectors and team management.
"Inzi bhai said there is nothing wrong with my batting and I only need to get my confidence back and the best way to do it is to go and play my natural game. I just want to go and do my best and enjoy my game. I have been under pressure for a while now and I want to get over it," said the 34-year-old.
Afridi, who has played 349 one-dayers the third most for a Pakistani, said the coming tour to India would be decisive to his career.
"It's a very important series for both the teams and as a senior player I want to go and contribute my bit to the team's performance," he added.