Shahid Afridi clearly stated after the humiliating defeat against Australia that he is not going to lead Pakistan, but, he held back words on announcing his retirement.
Pakistan lost their do or die contest against the mighty Aussies that wrapped up their World T20 campaign. In the previous game against New Zealand, Afridi said that the next game could be his last game for Pakistan.
Shahid Afridi, who had served Pakistan as an allrounder for around 20 years, said that he thinks he is still fit represent his country, but, not sure if he is fit enough to be the captain of the side.
The 36 year old allrounder avoid any statement on his retirement in the post presentation, he said he will go back to his homeland and evaluate conditions, his form and other necessary aspects and then will make a decision.
“I will announce it (retirement) in my country. Whatever is better for the country, I will go with that,”
“I will see my form. There is pressure, media pressure. As a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit,”
Shahid Afridi took retirement from test cricket back in 2010 and said goodbye to ODIs after the World Cup 2015.
There is a lot of criticism back home over his captaincy and his performance with the ball and the bat as well.