Shahid Afridi Weighing His Decision to Retire
Pakistan’s star allrounder, Shahid Afridi is weighing his decision to retire again. He announced earlier that he would say goodbye to international cricket after the World T20 in India. Shahid Afridi has already retired from the other two formats of the sport, i.e. tests and ODIs.
According to Afridi, he is being pressurized by his family and friends that he should keep on playing and there is no need to retire from the shortest format of the cricket for now. Shahid Afridi is just focusing on World T20 and not thinking about retirement much.
Afridi, who is known as Boom Boom in the cricket fraternity, took retirement from ODIs along with Misbah ul Haq after the World Cup 2015; however, they both kept playing and captaining in T20s and test matches respectively.
Afridi told in an interview that he will see where Pakistan is standing in the world cup, he will evaluate his own performance, if he will feel that he can take Pakistan cricket forward on the back of his performance, he will continue to represent Pakistan in the T20 internationals.
He feels he is extremely fit and he can easily play the most competitive of cricket, but, everything depends on how he performs in the T20 mega event in India. Afridi also said there is hardly any wowing talent coming through Pakistan, which is keeping him thinking about whether it is the right time to retire or not.
Afridi has been a permanent member of Pakistani teams that have played World T20 events so far. He was instrumental in taking Pakistan to win the 2009 WT20.