Shahid Afridi announces retirement from International cricket
Shahid Afridi has said good bye to all forms of cricket game after being axed from his ODI captaincy. To show protest against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his being humiliated, he announced a conditional retirement.
He has taken this decision on a temporary basis and he will re-think about his decision in case a new board takes over.
The 31-year-old player announced his test retirement last year after the Pakistani batsmen failed to take the responsibility with showing miserable performance in the first test against Australia. However, he continued playing in ODI and T20 format of cricket game.
Despite his team’s good performance in the West Indies, he was discharged from the captaincy. That is why, he has announced his retirement to show his anger over the PCB.
It is yet to get any information that can reveal the reason of dismissing Afridi as captain. What is romancing in the air is that because of the growing difference between him and Coach, Waqar Younis, he was sacked.
Shahid Afridi will be seen playing in the Friends Provident T20 match for Hampshire. If he does not get back his captaincy and does not reconsider his retirement then he will be available for the inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League.
Since making his debut in 1996, he has so far played 27 Test matches, 325 ODIs and 43 Twenty20 internationals.