Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi gave clear indications that he would retire from the shortest format after his team campaign ends in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20. After suffering a 22 run defeat to New Zealand in a crucial World T20 match for the team. With this win, the New Zealand notched up their third straight success and entered the semi finals. Afridi’s 2nd successive loss and their chances of making the knockout stage are slim. They started off with a win over Bangladesh but were beaten by India at Kolkata Eden Gardens on March 19.
Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi said:
“It might be the last game of my career against Australia. Let’s see how things go, The bowlers bowled well in the middle, we played well in the first six but after that we didn’t. Easily we could have scored more than six but we didn’t. We tried to hit the ball, tried to go for the boundary and we played a lot of dot balls. We still keep repeating the same mistakes, every game we are making the mistakes. We have to forget this game and focus on Australia.”
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said:
“He is captain till the World Cup under this understanding and he has said he will retire after the event. Even if he changes his mind and wants to carry on we will have to see whether he can be picked as a player or not.”
Shahid Afridi made his international cricket debut way back in 1996 against Kenya in a ODI in Nairobi. So far he has played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 96 T20Is. Afridi hitted fastest ODI hundred off only 37 balls.
— PTV Sports (@PTV_Sports) March 23, 2016