Shahid Afridi takes off the captaincy band
Shahid Afridi announced on Sunday that he will not lead Pakistan anymore in T20 internationals.
Shahid Afridi, who has a huge fan following addressed to his admirers via Twitter, he wrote, “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.”
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2016
However, he hasn’t made any decision on retiring from the international cricket and he will be available for Pakistan as a player.
Shahid Afridi, who is known as Boom Boom in the cricket fraternity asked his fans to keep supporting him as they have done in the past and he also exhibited the hope of performing well in the future for Green Shirts and at different arenas in all parts of the world.
Last week, Shahid Afridi took Facebook to apologize to Pakistan cricket fans through a video message for not fulfilling their expectations. Before him, Waqar Younis, the head coach of Pakistan, also asked for forgiveness from the fans for the miserable show they put in Asia Cup and the World T20.
The head coach Waqar Younis and the team manager, Intikhab Alam, both has blamed Shahid Afridi, Pakistan T20 skipper for their dismal performance in the Asia Cup and the World T20
Shahid Afridi was coined as a ‘clueless’ captain by Intikhab Alam and also called his attitude as ‘non-serious’. On the other hand, Waqar Younis revealed in his report that some specific decisions by Shahid Afridi on different occasions cost Pakistan badly.
Earlier in the decade, Shahid Afridi was instrumental in giving Pakistan successes in the first two editions of the World T20, they were the finalists in the World T20 2007 and were the winners in the World T20 2009.