Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced that he would retire from all-forms of an international cricket after the conclusion of the 6th edition of ICC World T20 which is to be played in India next year.
The 35-year-old, who already retired from Tests cricket in 2010 will soon be retiring from the shortest version of the game too followed by his stellar international career.
“I will retire from Twenty20 cricket after next year’s World Twenty20,” Afridi told reporters. “I will continue to play county in England and a few Twenty20 leagues but my international career will end next year.”
“I want to finish my career with pleasant memories and had never thought I will play for Pakistan for so long.”
Afridi has more than 10,000 international runs across all formats and claimed 524 wickets to his name and has appeared in 78 T20 Internationals, besides 27 Tests and 398 ODIs for his country.
The ICC Twenty20 World Cup will be played in India between March-April next year.