Lahore: Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid khan Afridi on Sunday has announced that he will retire from the One Day International (ODI) cricket after the 2015 World Cup to be held February 14 – March 29 in Australia and New Zealand this current year.
“Shahid afridi said, My journey has seen many ups and downs but I am feeling satisfied that I am leaving on my own terms,” Afridi wrote this on Twitter.
The 34-year-old pakistani alrounder shahid-Afridi, who quit Tests cricket in 2010, said the decision was ” very hard” but he decided to leave with an eye to the future of the pakistan cricket team.
Afridi said “My 18 years’ dream dedicated to my country Pakistan. First ever player (respect) to have taken such a hard decision but (it) will pave way for many new talents.”
shahid Afridi, also captained the national cricket team to the semifinal cricket match in the 2011 World Cup, has played 389 ODIs since hitting the fastest century (off 37 deliveries) on his debut in October 1996 against Sri Lanka in Nairobi. The record stood for more than 17 years before New Zealand’s Corey Anderson broke it in January 2014.
Shahid afridi said on his retirement “I am happy about my achievements and records but the only regret I have is losing fastest ODI century record,” he said.
shahid afridi scored 7,933 ODI runs at an average of 23.49 and a strike-rate of 117.29. He has also taken 392 wickets, the sixth-highest in ODIs, at 33.79 and an economy-rate of 4.62.
“Thank you so much for all your support and prayers throughout my ODI career … it means alot to me … love you all!”
Highlights of Shahid Afridi Fastest ODI Inning 100 On 37 Balls
shahid afridi to retire from odis after world cup 2015 he has added that he has notified the board about his decision of retirement from odis after the world cup 2015