Afridi is a special kind of player.
He was doing much better with ball and the bat before Wimar ruined him. Bob was trying to make a "Cricketer" out of him. Not everyone is made out to be a so-called cricketer. Whatever service Pakistan was getting out of the Afridi storm was gone with this "containment". It is during the Bob Wilmer era that Paki cricket lost the valuable Afridi storm years.
Afridi will never be the "Cricketer" that some want him to be. He needs to be inserted and included in the team at strategic points and positions. The team needs him time to time for boosting their own confidence and for delivering necessary intimidation into the opposition bowlers.
I think Lawson id DEAD wrong about Afridi.