Afridi Steps Down As T20 Skipper Of Pakistan


Karachi: Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced that he is stepping down from his position as Pakistan T20 skipper but expressed his intention to continue representing his country at the international level.

“Today I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan and all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition,” said Afridi in a statement posted to his official Twitter account.

“For me, it was a great honour to lead my country in all three formats of the game,” he said while calling on his fans to continue supporting him during “future performances for Pakistan as a player and in all other arenas of the game the world over.”

The decision comes days after Pakistan were crashed out of the World Twenty20 following three successive defeats against arch-rivals India, New Zealand and Australia in the group stages.