SHARJAH – After playing a blistering inning in tonight’s match against the Karachi Kings, former T20 skipper Shahid Khan Afridi has announced retirement from international cricket, PakistanTrib.com learnt from local media.
According to initial details, while speaking to media in post-match conference, Afridi said he said: “Khuda Hafiz” (farewell) to international cricket.
Afridi said, ” “I have said Khuda Hafiz to international cricket. The most important thing these days for me is my foundation.”
He went on to say that he is playing for his fans, “I play for my fans & to lift the gloom around the PSL after what happened in Lahore recently.”
Afridi was of the opinion that besides his retirement, he can still play for a year or two. “I believe I can still play cricket for a year or two. I’ve always played for Pakistan as professionally as possible.”
He urged PCB to hold PSL final in Lahore with or without overseas players.
Khan suggested PCB to change the final’s venue to Karachi or Rawalpindi if Lahore remains a security risk.
Afridi was chosen Man Of the Match for his 55-run inning off just 27 balls with five gigantic sixes.
Despite his firepower down the order, Peshawar Zalmi lost the match by 9 runs.