Shan Masood’s exclusion from the starting XI for the opening ODI against New Zealand in Karachi sparked a significant uproar. Shan is a left-handed batsman.
The vice-captain was not included in the lineup on Monday by captain Babar Azam and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee.
After hearing the news, several board members reportedly demanded that Masood be changed in the playing XI or they would not approve the team, according to reports.
They reportedly demanded a fast change, but Afridi reportedly refused, claiming Masood was not originally part of the plan.