Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has joined the critics bashing Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, terming his recent dip in performance ‘embarrassing’.
“His batting is so bad now, it's embarrassing. He can't think, he can't judge the length, and he's just a swiper of the ball. It's appalling to watch him bat.
“He bats like a tail-ender. It must be frustrating as hell, exasperating, annoying, to all his supporters, his friends, his captain,” he said while talking to ESPNCricinfo.
Despite that, Boycott believes the all-rounder is a threat to the opposition with the ball but is wasted as a batsman.
“Whatever his faults, he still has some talent as a bowler. And I still love him. But it is totally exasperating and somebody needs to get hold of him,” Boycott added.
“Whether it's too late, I don't know. But he's wasted an enormous talent at batting.”
Afridi’s abysmal performance at the World Twenty20 during which he scored just 30 runs in five innings and took only four wickets in six matches attracted much criticism from former players and fans.