Is this the first time ex-Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has hung up his boots, he has retired many times only to again make a comeback. So, is there a need for us to take this seriously? Yes, considering his age! He is no more a member of the Pakistan cricket team.

Relive:

Maturity has been one of Shahid Afridi’s biggest pang, he first gave up Test career way back in 2006, like Andrew Flintoff he wanted to focus on limited overs cricket. He came back for a solitary Test in 2010. Then he retired again. He then retired again after a spat in 2011.

He has shown the world his exploits with the bat, a once in a generation cricketer, Shahid Afridi holds two of the fastest One Day International hundreds. He will also be remembered for his heroics in the semis and finals of the 2009 T20WC.

Afridi, who still remains 36, probably will only focus on franchisee leagues.

In an unanticipated move, Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi today announced his retirement from international cricket. Afridi, who put an end to his 21-year-old career with this announcement, had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but had still acted as a captain of Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.

Asserting that it was a “goodbye for international cricket’ for him, Afridi said that he was playing for his fans and had played in all seriousness in a professional manner for his country.

Whatever it be, cricket will miss Shahid Afridi, for certain!