Shahid Afridi announces International Cricket retirement

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Shahid Afridi, the heart of Pakistani cricket fans, and a legendary all-rounder, confirmed his retirement on February 19th from all forms of international cricket. The 36-year-old all-rounder had retired from Tests all the way back in 2010 and ODIs after World Cup 2015, but went on to captain the Pakistan T20 side.

The news came soon after Peshawar Zalmi’s match against the Karachi Kings, in which Afridi played a brilliant knock scoring 54 from 28 balls. “I have said goodbye to international cricket”, Afridi’s recent statement. ”I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but it’s a goodbye from international cricket”

Shahid Afridi played for Pakistan in March 2016, when Pakistan had a late exit from the World T20 2016 against Australia in the quarter Finals by a 20 run loss. He made his international debut in 1996, and has scored 10,645 runs and picked up 540 wickets in 523 international matches finishing as one of Pakistan cricket’s most successful players. The only other all-rounder to have a double of 10000 runs and 500 wickets is Jacques Kallis. (Source of all records: Cricbuzz)

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