Afridi has been captain for two Twenty20 matches and five one-day after taking over Salman Butt, one of three players returning to London to face an internal investigation by the Pakistani authorities.
Myself and the coach tries to keep morale, Afridi said on Wednesday. Its always very difficult in those conditions against a good team, but they are all very focused. What happened is past.
We are here to play good cricket. It is a great challenge for me personally to play in English conditions is always difficult.
Afridi hope that the remaining part of the tour of Pakistan to England to help players cope with the stress of recent days that have characterized the allegations of Newspapers and the beginning of a criminal investigation.
We are all looking forward to him, said Afridi. It was really difficult, but we can forget everything, going out, playing cricket and entertain people. Pakistan play their first Twenty20 against England at Sunday.-AP