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Shahid Afridi. -Photo by AP

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi is ready to relinquish his place in the national team as soon as a talented youngster capable of dethroning him emerges.

In an exclusive conversation with Dawn News, Afridi stated that there was a dearth of talented all-rounders and the moment there was someone ready and able to take the responsibility, he would call time on his international career.

“I would quit as soon as a replacement for me surfaces, at present it seems there is no one who has the talent to play as an all-rounder and make a sustained impact at the international level, I have said time and again I would not block anyone good enough for Pakistan,” the all-rounder said.

Afridi rued the missed historic opportunity of beating the Proteas in a one-day international series.

“The seniors just did not perform well enough, we had a golden opportunity of beating South Africa and I feel that we let the team down at crucial times, hence the result was not in our favour,” he said after returning from South Africa.

He added that there was a good chance of posting big total in almost every match in South Africa because of the flat wickets which the batsmen should have taken advantage of.

The leg-spinning all-rounder, who had a barren run in the series especially with the ball, feels that the new ODI rules have hampered spinners and he is not the only one having problems.

“The new rules have made spinners negative, we are now looking at ways of stopping the batsmen from scoring runs with only four fielders outside the circle, and even someone like Saeed Ajmal is suffering since we are attacking bowlers by nature.”

However, Afridi feels that his bowling improved in the last match with his renowned drift returning, but he lamented his performance in the earlier part of the series.

He added that his onslaught in the third ODI at Wanderers was due to immense hard work he had put in during practice sessions.

“I felt a great deal of confidence with the bat as soon as I arrived in South Africa. In the T20 game I made a quick fire contribution towards the end, while in the Bloemfontein ODI I made 34 with only number eleven for company, at Wanderers I was in the zone and felt at ease hence, the big innings ensued.”

The former captain disclosed that he was not going to take part in the ongoing Super Eight T20 tournament in Lahore as the national bowling coach has asked him to concentrate on his bowling.

“I am going to start special training to improve my bowling; the session starts in Karachi from tomorrow, my aim is to regain my touch and I am willing to put in the hard work.”

Afridi, who is regarded as the most popular Pakistani cricketer of the present times, thanked his supporters for renewing their trust in him.

“I want to prove to my supporters that their loyalty with me was not something they should regret, I have always fought like a warrior and in the years ahead would continue to do the same. Cricket remains my passion and I would continue to give it my best shot as long as I have belief in my abilities,” he said.

The next challenge for Afridi is the Champions Trophy set to take place in England during the summer.

Pakistan fans would be hoping that Afridi performs with both bat and ball and improve the team’s chances of adding another major trophy to their collection.


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Comments (90) (Closed)


Angry Pakistani
Mar 27, 2013 10:48am
Asad
Mar 27, 2013 11:08am
I thought players were replaced not that they left on their own terms.Tells you that administration is as impotent as the players.Anyway Afridi is physically 'mature', mentally I am not so sure.
Fayzee
Mar 27, 2013 11:09am
Enough is enought!! Just go home. Thank you for all your adventures...
ZAK
Mar 27, 2013 11:10am
You say you will retire when a talented replacement is available ?? Who are you to decide ? You get out on the first ball or maybe the second ball and you say you still want to play ?? I think you should get serious about a career in modelling and leave cricket in peace. Just please GO !!!
Aziz
Mar 27, 2013 11:14am
What sort of replacement is required to persistently score 'ZERO' in both departments- batting and bowling?
Oz
Mar 27, 2013 11:15am
Oh please for crumbs sake... Don't blame him for all the problems in your team!! We clearly know there are two divisions of fans here, one supporting Misbah and the other supporting Afridi. You obviously belong to the later. Your expectations from someone coming on No 7 are no less than strange - He is a bowling all rounder, not a batting all rounder. The team collectively screwed up, first by having the most impotent wicketkeeper dropping chances and missing opportunities and then by not scoring either. What about Hafeez the biggest loser in the series ???? Like it or not, some of us Love Afridi for his honesty and dedication, something absent in many of the scheming bunch. Kami and a few others who consipred against Younis Khan are still in the team as well.
pierwasif
Mar 27, 2013 11:30am
Afridi :you are pathetic sportsman, i did not understand your mentality, the last one day match you could have stayed for another ball before power play & you did what you do best, get out & let the team & the nation down. please get out, i hope you and younus are not selected for Pakistan anymore. we are tired of both of you.
Karachi Wala
Mar 27, 2013 11:51am
In the past he has given some hope of retireng but, this time it seems, he has made up his mind not to retire for the next 5 years.
Dee Baig
Mar 27, 2013 11:58am
One cannot make every1 happy but we should not forget his contributions towards the success of Pakistani Cricket Team.
Karachi Wala
Mar 27, 2013 12:02pm
Unfortunately, political haggling and blackmailing has crept into Pakistan sports as well. Before and after the world cup he first threatened to retire and then, with the backing of certain local boards and authorities he threatened the PCB to take it to court.
Karachi Wala
Mar 27, 2013 12:04pm
Unfortunately, political haggling and blackmailing has crept into Pakistan sports as well. Before and after the world cup he first threatened to retire and then, with the backing of certain local boards and authorities he threatened the PCB to take it to court.
nasim khan
Mar 27, 2013 12:10pm
Mr. afridi it is good that inzi, miandad and many great players did not have your thinking, otherwise, they would still playing for the pakistan team, because there is no replacement of those great players, but u r not upto that standard, but still u r saying that the day u see any player who replace you, you will quit, it is purely joke and disgusting
nasim khan
Mar 27, 2013 12:13pm
very well said, actually it is the Board who is playing in the hands of these over aged and over rated players, the should GOOOOOOOOOO
Sid
Mar 27, 2013 12:40pm
Is Afridi delusional? Did you guys just quote him saying, 'as soon as someone capable of making a SUSTAINED impact' is found that he will retire.. Is Afridi's stay in Pakistan team 'sustainable'? Is anything he does 'sustainable'? Pakistan walk in to each batting innings with NINE wickets, NOT ten when Afridi is playing. 9 out of 10 times he cannot cross 10 runs. Keeping him is a drain on team morale & a slap in the face of thousands of youngsters at the first class level.
Pak Patriot
Mar 27, 2013 12:42pm
Shahid Afridi .....Thank You for your valuable contribution to Pak Cricket ten years ago. As it stands today, you are a substandard player, who simply does NOT play. TIME TO GO FOR YOU. Please do NOT give any media interviews, because you are making a FOOL of yourself. You claim you will leave when a suitable replacement arrives. The matter is your performance is below par. At this point anybody and their mother-in-law would be better than you. Khuda Haafiz
bhattikami
Mar 27, 2013 12:43pm
I think it is a good decision to retire because Shahid Afridi's time is over. Don't bother about replacement people knows that Pakistan has lots of talent any body can replace by Shahid Afrid if PCB give proper chance like Hammad Azam, Fawwad Alam,Anwar Ali.
Sam
Mar 27, 2013 12:50pm
Sorry Oz, I dont think that is true, we want young blood in team. Before this series Misbah has been a liability now we are seeing more seniors as liability. Pakistan cricket has not found any Clarks, ABs, Cooks and Kholis - and not giving youngsters extended looks will not help that cuase. PCB must show guts and bring youngsters in, we always have competative bolwing so all we need a year or two fo sucking at batting (which we are doing right now even with guys with 1000 ODI experiance combined) = youngsters but they will turn around while old will only get more rusty.
Kamal
Mar 27, 2013 12:52pm
BOOM BOOM. It's time to say GOODBYE.
Ahmad Zubairi
Mar 27, 2013 12:58pm
Good lets find a replacement I don't think it will be difficult to replace someone who makes a fifty in two years and does not take a wicket in 300 deliveries. its time for Hammad azam specially with his comment that new rules does not support spinners lets go for a medium pace all rounder,.
MKB
Mar 27, 2013 01:00pm
We need a level headed all rounder in Pakistan cricket team. Not another Shahid Afridi.
Seedoo
Mar 27, 2013 01:04pm
So let him play till he is 95. He is a spent force.
Iqbal
Mar 27, 2013 01:23pm
he is praising himself indirectly :P
Karachi Wala
Mar 27, 2013 01:32pm
What about his contributions towards Pakistan failures?
T.Kalyar
Mar 27, 2013 01:40pm
Afridi! you my friend are a Cheeta...
Capt C M Khan
Mar 27, 2013 01:53pm
I request someone to translate the comments made to his statement in URDU Afridi may be surprised to read about the intensity of DISLIKE towards him. I am also the best Captain and will keep on sailing until they find some one like me This is nonsense. The moment I fail to deliver I will be ignored and another given a chance. I blame the PCB, the SELECTORS and MISBAH to be AFRAID of AFRIDI. I would have sacked him two years ago. But this is Pakistan no one gets sacked here..Blackmailing, Politics rule
MJ
Mar 27, 2013 02:19pm
I may not be young but I can surely get out on zero like Afridi trying to hit my first or second ball out of the ground for six! Does it mean that I partially qualify? As far as being called a "youngster" is concerned a few thousand rupees can be spent to "prove" that I am 16 years old.
Imraan Mehmood
Mar 27, 2013 02:22pm
Afridi is so talented he continues making a Joke of himself. His world record: Batting=0 Balling=0 And he still thinks he is not replaceable, Living in a 'Fool's Paradise' And people who support him are equally shallow-minded and biggest obstacles to Pakistan Cricket's progress.
Que
Mar 27, 2013 02:23pm
There is still a lot of cricket left in Afridi.... The team, the fans need him in the ODIs & T20s!!! He will do great in the Champions Trophy; both bowling & batting!!! We support you all the way!!!!
Sherali.
Mar 27, 2013 02:28pm
Pakistan lost the last match because SA played with 13 players. Yunus Khan dropped AB (was it fixed), and Afridi did great with the bat and the ball!!!
Que
Mar 27, 2013 02:29pm
You hit the "bulls-eye" "Oz"; well said!!!!! Afridi is still a "Threat" to other teams: Bowling, Batting & Fielding!!!
Hassan wazir
Mar 27, 2013 02:36pm
What a nic man but having no temper how to use his talent...
Akhtar
Mar 27, 2013 03:06pm
Mr. Shahid Afridi Pakistani cricket fans immediately want you to quit cricket due to your extremely poor performance in the past years give way to youngsters who can serve their beloved country with pride and honour
Karachi Wala
Mar 27, 2013 03:27pm
I think should go and join Inzi, Mohammad Yousaf ect.... He should not bother or worry about his replacement. His replacement will find his way on his own. Just like he did some 15 years ago!!!
Iftikhar kazi
Mar 27, 2013 03:38pm
He is lying definitely. Hammad Azam has the tools to replace him and it is because of him that that youngster is not making inroads in the team.
Jamil
Mar 27, 2013 03:55pm
No one can replace you, after all who can not take any wickets in a series and consistently get out within the first over. You are irreplaceable but at this point we would rather not have you on teh team.
Saim
Mar 27, 2013 04:06pm
Mr. Afridi Thank you very much for the services for PAKISTAN. Please retire ASAP
Afif Naeem
Mar 27, 2013 04:33pm
He should retire before its too late and he is kicked out of the team disgracefully.
Imran
Mar 27, 2013 04:47pm
You woke up on your third retirement?
Muhammad Anwaar
Mar 27, 2013 06:51pm
Oh Almighty Allah!!! Thanks God I was waiting for this moment since last 15 years. O come on what a joke it is "if replacement is available there i will retire" thanks for your offer Mr: Afridi. But we don't need you any more. We have a talent like Hammad Azam. we don't need players like you who play for yourself. You are in the team just because of that fastest century against Srilanka. But we have good allrounders in domestic circuit. So please spare us and do your advertisements shootings for different brands and earn money for your future. we don't need a player who manages to make 50 runs after 40 to 50 matches. Had I been the chairman of PCB, 15 years back, I would have kick you out of national side. PCB has wasted money on players like you. Indirectly your are praising yourself. But the reality is opposite. My humble request to selection committee is that please kick out these guys who are not performing like Afridi, kamran, Hafeez, Malik, Younis, Gul.
adeel
Mar 27, 2013 07:08pm
i cant play cricket, but even i can be a better alrounder than you cuz i have brain...rip afridi you wasted our 16 years with the help of cruel selectors and head of pcb
Munir
Mar 27, 2013 07:19pm
Afridi is the one who lets the team down over and again and the corrupt selectors keep giving him oppertunities. Even the tale enders show more maturity and responsibility then him. He should be rid of as soon as possible. There are tons of talented people sitting on benches waiting for a chance.
Shahid
Mar 27, 2013 07:56pm
He better retire, heshouldn't worry about the replacement. Even Abdul Razzaq is way far better than him. His brainless shots just as his innings starts and no thoughts of the situation asks for him to be sacked if he doesn't retire himself. No mention of his bowling which has gone to level of shame with not a single wicket in full series and got beaten every match.
Shahid
Mar 27, 2013 08:03pm
Mr. Afridi, whole the nation has tried, your coaches have tried, commentators have done the same but your brain is not ready to understand that you should not hit it up for six until you have scored a 30. You must have some serious problem that your brain will not accept it even when the situation asks for it. you couldn't even wait a single ball in the last match as we had a power play after only one ball. Shame I could nver understand why you cant play rolling shots to start with as if you do even then you score fast enough. Sorry but I would have sent you packing hom.
Toor
Mar 27, 2013 08:13pm
Hahaha......great response :)
Dilawer
Mar 27, 2013 08:16pm
Please retire and leave the job of selection of another talented person for the selection committee. Please do not impose yourself on the Nation who gave you fame and fortune. Retire before you are sent off with a shoe garland.
Amin Syed - London
Mar 27, 2013 08:50pm
Afridi can be replaced easily by his own colleague i.e Abdul Razzak who is much reliable and has done much better then Afridi if we consider statistics. He is same age like Afridi and stats will tell you that he performed much better then him in ODI's. Poor Razzak deserves a chance to complete his 300 ODI wickets.
Israr
Mar 27, 2013 09:00pm
Why is everyone after him? He made them win the world t20, he took them to world cup semi final and we still question him. What has misbah and younis khan done over the years. Why don't we ever question them and misbah's captaincy.
Made in Pakistan
Mar 27, 2013 09:28pm
hahaha.. if only you could say that to his face... he will throw you out of the park just like that mashoosive SIX in the third ODI.
Die Hard Afridi Fan
Mar 27, 2013 09:56pm
Seriously? Who do you think you are sir? Yes you gave a lot to Pakistan cricket but this is the height of arrogance. God forbid if u died tomorrow, will you tell Him, wait don't kill me yet, there has to be a worthy heir?? Hammad Azam and Ehsan Adil are very good and they need to be included in the team. Afridi sir, please retire with grace instead of getting kicked out and getting hit by the door on your way out.
Amit
Mar 27, 2013 10:04pm
I think he should not retire. He is an asset of the team.....Forgot to mention... OPPOSITION Team :-)
FB
Mar 27, 2013 10:35pm
Dear Afridi, before you went to SA, i suggested you to think over and retire but you didn't. Why are you spoiling your records, decide quickly and give chance to young players, there will not be one but many replacements for you.
Fahim Khan
Mar 27, 2013 10:55pm
How much they make out of cricket because of cricket?
Omer
Mar 28, 2013 12:36am
All you afridi na sayers. What do you have? Really? Who else performed? Younis? Jamshed? Akmal? Hafeez the so called professor. Malik? He is absolutely right about the new one day rules. Why dont you say anything about shoaib malik? Drop malik and bring in hammad. We need good bowling too . He is struggling in those pitches. He has experience trust me it does matter. He will retire on his own terms not you guys saying leave. Have some respect. Remember the 20/20 world cup or World cup Semi Final and after you kick the same captain out? How respectful so give him time he will leave on his own terms.
Omer
Mar 28, 2013 12:38am
So what you going to do? You bat? or you going to bowl. have some respect
Karachi Wala
Mar 28, 2013 02:00am
@ Que, at the moment he a much bigger threat to his own Pakistan team!!!
zeeshansyed
Mar 28, 2013 02:04am
What we need are players like Saeed Anwar, Inzimam and dare I say, the great Miandad. Cricketing shots can work in almost every format of the game so long the execution is right. We don't need batsmen who close their eyes as they are about to make contact with the ball and bat and that is exactly what Afridi does. His era is over. He needs to step down and let youngster take his place. It's not just Afridi who should go. I think bowlers like Shoail Tanveer, Umar Gul also need to retire. We need fresh pair of legs.
Hassan
Mar 28, 2013 02:08am
We need next all rounder like Kallis. No more Afridis..
Farooq Mogul
Mar 28, 2013 03:01am
Can you tell me any note worthy performance by Hammad Azam, the guy scored runs against India under 19 in 2010 WC and some people keep mentioning his name just for that. He is neither a bowler nor a batsman or even first class standard. Mansoor Amjad and Anwar are the potential al rounders to take over.
Mark
Mar 28, 2013 03:31am
Kohli?
Nazir K Ali
Mar 28, 2013 04:47am
No man is indispensable. The A team must be sent on foreign tours minus all our test players. Let them lose but the all round experience gained will be worth their while. Salams
irfan
Mar 28, 2013 04:54am
i totaly agree with you .Hammad is much more better then Afridi . Should have been given a chance in africa toure.
irfan
Mar 28, 2013 05:02am
Agree i will suggest to give a chance to Hammad. Afridi you dont use your brian also i blive its better time you get retired man. Younus being a very senior player and a good person too , but can you justifiy your position in Pakistani team .i think you get retire too. Hafeez : I am 100 % confident that you have some thing in mind that is the reason you are performing only in T20,s.
Mohammad Saad
Mar 28, 2013 05:04am
more than 350 ODIs and just 25 odd 50s and a few 100s, with a pathetic avg of below 25! if you'd kept a track of what you've done over the past 14 odd years, you would've never said something so silly like 'sustained impact' or your 'replacement' ! wake up sir, time to concentrate on your new business :P
kashif
Mar 28, 2013 05:22am
Typical Pakistani style
muzammil ullah khan
Mar 28, 2013 05:33am
i am 76 years old and i think i can score at least one run per innings which is more than consistent zeroes by afridi . i like the guy but he must retire now . he is a good fellow and should retire with grace .
Faraz
Mar 28, 2013 05:57am
Replacement!! Many better all rounders were not given opportunities and you say there's no replacement. What about Abdul Razzaq. No one has ever won the match for Pakistan as he did against South Africa sometime back. He would be competing Kalis now if he was given fair chance. We better get specialist batsman or bowler instead of all rounders like him.
Aziz
Mar 28, 2013 07:22am
Its is a joke to see a player with 16 years off experience of Intl. cricket and the temperament of a gali cricket player. Afridi talents with the bat are simply embarrassing. I think his batting is the one that cost Pakistan more loses than his bowling has gotten wins. Time to "exit stage left" gracefully Mr. Afridi while you can. Any replacement will do a lot better job at batting than you and as far as bowling is concerned Pakistan has no shortages of bowling talent.
anon, India
Mar 28, 2013 07:58am
Afridi buddha ho gaya.... Ye bhi Tendulkar ki tarah chipka hua hai team mein....
Pakistani
Mar 28, 2013 08:15am
Consider a player who after playing 354 ODIs has a batting avergae of 23.45 and after 59 T-20s has a batting avergae of 17.28,.Should any player with such a record deserves to stay in the national team? I think not. It's only the over hyped reputation that keeps Mr. Shahid Afridi in the team. It is high time that he should also disassociate himself from the
Tamkeen Pirzada
Mar 28, 2013 08:16am
Oh come on Mr.Afridi, you r too full of yourself. What replacement are you talking about & what all rounder like you. Do u mean to say that a replacement who scores zeros like u,a replacement like u who gets out on the first ball & one who cannot get a wicket when bowling. Pls it's time you come to reality & stop giving such statements. Retire now with grace.
Liaquat
Mar 28, 2013 08:52am
LOL! Afridi and the word Retirement go together!
Moiz Rehman
Mar 28, 2013 08:58am
huhh if every one thought like that like ponting,hussey,lara,dravid then no one would ever retire Afridi please use your brain here because as we can see that in cricket you don't.if you want to retire and feel like it's time to go or stay then do that don't give these lame statements.
Rehan
Mar 28, 2013 11:06am
sooner the better...... we do not want anybody like him ever again ......
Karachi Wala
Mar 28, 2013 11:44am
@ Capt Khan....Not sure about Ijaz Butt's other qualities but at least he had guts to take action against all those who thought he/they were larger than sports. His biggest mistake was to appoint Afridi captain in any format let alone in all formats of cricket. Afridi himself found out all formats of cricket was not his cup of tea and resigned childishly mid way through the series in England. Certain quarters of political blackmailers pumped up his ego and he thought, he was the best thing that has happened to Pakistan cricket and became very egoistic. When finally Ijaz Butt tried to rein him by taking disciplinary action, he first said he would defend himself in front of the disciplinary committee but then changed his mind with the backing of certain blackmailing groups and threatened to take PCB and Butt to the court. The result, Afridi and blackmailers won because our weak government could not back Ijaz Butt. Butt had to resign. Deterioration of Pakistan cricket continues..........
Javid Shirazi
Mar 28, 2013 12:05pm
Whether he retires or not, the selectors should make the appropriate decision i.e., drop him for good. He is in denial because was never a consistent player.
aqeel
Mar 28, 2013 12:19pm
This is totally ridiculous from afridi.... his peak time has gone, there is a replacement, if you he really wants to call up for Pakistan. Hammad Azam is a perfect all rounder and he can replace him, Go back Afridi, Thank you for serving Pakistan...
Sajjad Ashraf
Mar 28, 2013 12:21pm
Spare the nation of this cult. We are suffering his one century. One of the most inconsistent players, he is therefore completely unreliable. Rest in peace Mr. Afridi - please.
Deepak Lokare
Mar 28, 2013 12:46pm
I Love His batting and bowling. Afridi please retire after smaking 500 sixers !!!
Syed Imran Ali
Mar 28, 2013 12:47pm
Afridi sahab all comments are good enough to retire you not a single comment is in your favour......every good thing is an end so byyyyyy byyyyyyyyy
Karachi Wala
Mar 28, 2013 01:18pm
Complete cricketers like Kallis are a rare breed and grace the cricketing grounds once in a blue moon. With the Cricketing structure and mindset we have, we can only have more Afridi's.
Abdullah Hussain
Mar 28, 2013 02:13pm
I think great Afridi should worry more for himself than get bothered by the thought of getting his replacement. PCB should offer golden handshake to Afridi & other senior team members & bid farewell to them in a grand way. No one can deny that Afridi & Yunus Khan were a treat to watch in their heydays. We must learn to honor our heros.
Imran Khan
Mar 28, 2013 03:04pm
You mean someone who chew the ball then to bowl and get out faster than fastest bullet train?
Gulab
Mar 28, 2013 03:10pm
Afridi should play. He showed his class in SA. He is far younger than Misbah. Misbah go first. On performance Kamran Akmal (Worst Wicket Keeper Pakistan ever had, match fixer) and Sohaib Malik (Always involved in dressing room politics and no performance from 3 years) should go first. Afrdi is giving price to live in Karachi and play for Karachi. Afridi Please move to Lahore. Saeed Anwar had done same thing. After retirement he came back to Karachi. Players are from Lahore perform or not no one can sack them. They replace with other Lahore players. PCB cannot see anyone except Nasir jamshaed, Ahmed Sehzad, Umar AKaml, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Aziz Cheema, Umar Amin, Usman Salhuddin etc. Fawad Alam is out, Shazeb Hasan never got proper chance, Anwar Ali never play for Pakistan national team, even though he was a hero of winning under 19 world cup in 2006. If player from Lahore did what he did, he must be permanent player of the team.
Karachi Wala
Mar 28, 2013 03:30pm
I have always believed his fastest ODI century was the worst thing that has happened to Pakistan cricket and the mindset of general Pakistan population.....
Nasr
Mar 28, 2013 03:32pm
What talent? To get out by playing rash shots. Shahid if you are not performing then you are just like a person with no talent.
Nasr
Mar 28, 2013 03:36pm
Why in our country no one wants to leave their space for others. Whether it is the famous or the tarnished no one wants to go.
introspecteeve
Mar 28, 2013 03:43pm
buahahahahahaha.....Afridi makes me laugh. Now he will decide who is his replacement. Common on Mr. Afridi you are not providing ''essential services" to this nation. Nation can do with out you.
Abdul Wahab-Pakistan
Mar 28, 2013 03:44pm
Dear Shahid, you are an extraordinary and brilliant player but your genetical problem is that you can't keep cool. When you need to stay and score, you get out on too childish shots. And you haven't learnt that during your long career. Today's world is too competitive and you have to calculate each stroke. The best thing for you is to say good bye. However we will remember you as an excellent and God gifted batsman.
Sukhi Sajan, Karachi, Pakistan
Mar 28, 2013 03:57pm
Thousands candidate young, fresh, dedicated with sportman spirit players are on board in Karachi not only in Punjab. Sicne Afridi showed unacceptable performance, then it does not matter whether he retires or not, but bottom line is that he is worthless sports assets as evidenced. We do not wish to see his name again in future games otherwise results will be same - defeat with shame.
Adnan Majid
Mar 29, 2013 08:02am
IT is a irony in our country that people do not retire but they need to be shown the door. His advertisment appeal is preventing his sacking but for how long one can flog a dead horse. Pls go home and dont drag the fans