Shahid Afridi retirement from T20 cricket announced



After his 20 years of challenging career, the former cricketer Shahid Afridi, 36 has finally taken retirement from T20 cricket in the international world while a member of the national selection committee has confirmed that he has asked for a farewell match in the upcoming T20I series which is going to be against the West Indies in UAE.

It is noteworthy to know here that the former cricketer has retired last year from ODI cricket in the World Cup while the T20 final decision for the same shall be taken by the board chairman Shaharyar Khan who is currently in London for a surgery.

Having played in 98 T20Is he has 97 wickets and 1405 runs in his name while his average over turns out to be more than 18. There also have been 43 captaincies while they have won 19 and lost 23 as well. The captaincy retirement came when he was in the Asia Cup T20 and the World T20 tournaments as Pakistan only won three out of eight matches.

Just a while back he also said at an exhibition that he still desires to represent in the international arena for the 20 over format and that he is currently focusing on domestic and county cricket. However, he also said that he shall retire when he feels he isn’t able to perform and that no one would need to throw him out for the same. This is because according to him, the media really makes it a big deal for any player just based on one match’s performance.


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