On Sunday, Legendary all-rounder ”Boom Boom” Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket. Thus, he has ended outstanding and bit controversial career of more than two decades.
Back in 2010, he had already taken retirement from international Tests and One day format after the 2015 World Cyp. However, he led the Pakistani T20 team at the 2016 T20 world championship in India.
After the tournament, he stepped down as captain but was ready to play as a player in the T20 format.
He made a smashing 54 runs from 28-balls while playing for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League and after the match he made this announcement “I have said goodbye to international cricket.”
“I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but its goodbye from international cricket.
“Now my foundation is important for me. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.”
Afridi ended his international Test career with 27 tests in which he had made 1,176 runs and 48 wickets.
In ODI’s, he had played 398 with 8,064 runs and 395 wickets with leg spin bowling.
His T20 career has 98 matches with 1,405 runs and 97 wickets.