Afridi announces retirement from cricket career


Islamabad: Shahid Afridi announced on Thursday he will retire from cricket after the T20 World Cup to be held in 2016.

“My wish is to play the World Twenty20 in 2016 and get a happy ending,” said Afridi, while speaking to the media regarding his retirement and expressing his will to play in the tournament one last time. “I never thought I’d be on this level and play cricket for Pakistan team,” he added.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had announced in September 2014 that all-rounder Shahid Afridi was going to lead the national team in the shortest format of the game — Twenty20.

The 35-year-old all-rounder has represented Pakistan in 78 T20s, scoring at an average of 18.91 with a strike rate of 145.15. He has also bagged 81 wickets.