Afridi eyeing first century against Proteas in ODI series
Islamabad: Veteran Pakistan all-rounderShahid Afridi has said that he will be looking to score his first ever century against South Africa in the forthcoming ODI series, but the player added that it would not be an easy task batting at No. 7.
According to The Dawn, Afridi expressed that earlier this year, he made 88 against South Africa and 76 against the West Indies while batting at No. 7 position and if now he gets a chance from the selectors, he would like to record a century against the Proteas.
Asked whether he would want to bat up the order, Afridi said that it was not an issue for him as it is the decision of captains and the coaches, adding that his first priority is to perform for his team, especially under difficult circumstances.
Commenting on the series against South Africa, Afridi reckoned Pakistan were capable of winning against the Proteas, and added that knowing well UAE playing conditions the green-shirts should have no excuse for any bad performance, the report said.
Afridi also said that his target was to continue international cricket until the 2015 World Cup after which he would examine his fitness and form in order to decide about his playing future.