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Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs

Shahid Afridi one of the best players and an all rounder of the Pakistan Cricket Team have decided to take retirement from the One Day Internationals. He would be quitting the ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. As mentioned by Afridi, he wanted to choose his own timing for stepping down.

Afridi also mentioned that he wants to go out of ODIs with self-respect and with his fans wanting more from him. He would be continuing the captainship for the Twenty20 and would like to solely focus on winning the T20 world cup India in 2016. The 34 year old cricketer has played 386 ODI matches till now with 27 tests and 77 T20 matches for Pakistan. He made his debut in the ODI at the age of 16 in October 1996 against Sri Lanka in Nairobi and had set a record for the fastest 100 off 37 balls. The record stood unbroken for 17 years after that.

Afridi has got an average of 23.49 and strike rate of 116.39 in the ODIs and has also taken 391 wickets with score of 7870 runs so far. Afridi retired from the Test matches in 2010 during the series against Australia in England. He is the first Pakistani cricket player who has been able to announce his retirement properly.

Updated: January 11, 2018 — 4:32 am

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