Retirement Is Temporary, Comeback Is Permanent: Twitter Reacts As Shahid Afridi Retires From International Cricket

Putting an end to all the speculations of another comeback to the Pakistan team, Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket.

The maverick all-rounder nicknamed ‘Boom Boom’, had already quit Test cricket in 2010 and retired from one-day internationals in 2015 while he stepped down as the T20 skipper last year. An explosive batsman, who had become a worldwide sensation after blasting a 37-ball one-day century against Sri Lanka in only his second match, Afridi appeared in 98 T20 internationals, scoring 1405 runs at an average of 18 runs. The 36-year old has also taken 97 wickets in the shortest format of the game. He is also the only other all-rounder after South Africa great Jacques Kallis to have a double of 10000 runs and 500 wickets in international cricket. He has scored 10,645 runs and picked up 540 wickets in 523 international matches.

Meanwhile, the Twitter users have taken a dig at the all-rounder after his retirement announcement. The Pakistan all-rounder, in the past, had made retirement announcements only to return to the action again. Here are some of the best reactions:


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