(Today 21st December 2014 sports news) Famous cricketer Lala, Shahid Khan Afridi who is also Pakistan’s T 20 Captain has decided to retire from ODI’s Cricket after the ICC World Cup 2015 World Cup. In his press conference today in Karachi he also clarified that he will continue to play T20 cricket,and wants to win the 2016 World T20 in India before quitting international cricket.
Due to this news of Afridi’s retirement lovers of cricket are so much worried. Former crickets are also very upset on statement of Shahid Khan Afridi. The career of Shahid Khan Afridi is so much bright due to his performance in ODI & T20 also.
Afridi had stepped in as ODI captain in the recent series against New Zealand in the UAE in place of the injured Misbah-ul-Haq. He put in a strong all-round performance, with 205 runs at a strike-rate of 164 and eight wickets at an economy-rate of 4.03. Afridi told reporters in Karachi that he wanted to go out on a high rather than being asked to leave.
1 am the first Pakistan player to be able to announce his retirement properly,’ Afridi was quoted as saying by Reuters. 1 always wanted to do this having seen the problems faced by other bigger players in the past. It was not an easy decision to take and I think many of my seniors also found it difficult to go out at the right time.
1 want to go out of ODIs with self-respect and with my fans wanting more from me. But no one is indispensable in cricket and I am sure sooner or later someone will take my place in ODIs as well.