Shahid Afridi to quit international cricket next after World T20 2016

Pavan Suresh / 30 April 2015

Pakistan veteran all rounder Shahid Afridi is going to quit international cricket next year. The 35 year old retired from One day International cricket just in the recently concluded World Cup 205 that was held in Australia and NewZeleand just finished one month back.

Shahid Afridi said he will retire after next year’s twenty twenty World Cup to be held in India. He said that he want to finish his carrier on a high and with pleasant memories. He also said that he never thought he would play for such a long time for Pakistan. At the young age of 17 he smashed the fastest 100 off 37 balls against Sri Lanka in 1996 setting a world record. He maintains the World record for most sixes with 453 across all formats. He was appointed the T-20 captain last year having earlier lead Pakistan in One day internationals and test matches.

He scored 8064 runs in 398 One day Internationals but fell five short of 400 wickets. His presence in the dressing helped the team. His bowling helped Pakistan to win plenty of matches and his services will missed big time after Afridi retires next year.

His record broken by Corey Anderson who smashed a century of 36 balls which was broken by AB DE villers of 31 balls.  

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