Famous Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi has declared his retirement from international cricket, finishing an distinguished and sometimes arguable 21-year career.
The 36-year-old superstar had previously stopped Tests in 2010 and One Day International (ODI) cricket later the 2015 World Cup but still captained the Pakistan T20 (Twenty Twenty) team at the 2016 World T20 in India.
Afridi moved down as skipper after the occasion although he preserve his modest hopes of extending his career in the sport’s shortest format as a cricketer.
“I have said goodbye to international cricket,” said Afridi after destroying a 28-ball 54 in a PSL (Pakistan Super League) match for Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah.
“I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but it’s goodbye from international cricket. Now my foundation is important for me. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.”
Afridi had been a fan favorite from the time he shattered onto the event in 1996, he truck a 37-ball one-day century in contradiction to Sri Lanka in just his subsequent match to set a world record that was unbrokes for 18 years. Afridi fans have given him the Nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’,