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Shahid Afridi quits international cricket

Sports Desk 2017-02-20 16:10:31

Former Pakistan captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career.

The 36-year-old quit Tests and one-day internationals in 2015, but wanted to keep playing Twenty20s team at the 2016 world championships in India.

'I have said goodbye to international cricket,' said the all-rounder, who played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 98 T20s.

I am playing for my fans and will continue for another two years', he added.

Afridi had been a fan favourite since he burst onto the scene in 1996, striking a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in only his second match to set a world record that was unbeaten for 17 years.

fridi finishes his international career having played just 27 Test matches which yielded 1,176 runs with a highest score of 156 and 48 wickets.

He played 398 one-day internationals with 8,064 runs, a highest score of 124 while taking 395 wickets with his leg spin.

His Twenty20 international career saw him play 98 matches with 1,405 runs and 97 wickets.

February 20, 2017