Finally announcing his retirement from the international cricket this time, Pakistan’s fiery all-rounder Shahid Afridi is doing rounds on social media. It seems social media is unable to digest Afridi’s retirement as he has retired many times only to make a comeback many a time in the past.
Shahid Afridi holds the record of two of the fastest One Day International hundreds. He will also be remembered for his heroics in the semis and finals of the 2009 T20I WC.
Afridi, who still remains 36, probably will only focus on franchisee leagues.
In an unanticipated move, Afridi has put an end to his 21-year-old career with this announcement. It is quite noteworthy that he 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.
Announcing his retirement Afridi said, “I have said goodbye to international cricket.” He is currently playing in the ongoing Pakistan Super League and smashed 54 runs in 28-balls for Peshawar Zalmi in an encounter against Karachi Kings.
However, this time it might be true that Afridi is finally retiring but Twitterati seems to be having their own say. Here’s how Twitteratis to a dig on the announcement:
Isn’t 19 too early to retire from International cricket? Well played, Afridi. #ForeverYoung
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 20, 2017
Afridi retire nahi hua hai, Afridi retire nahi hote. pic.twitter.com/9U1NK3GgVj
— Chhichhaledar (@chhichhaledar) February 20, 2017
Afridi is like Kejriwal.
Both are master of U-turns and both play for Pakistan.
— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) February 20, 2017
Finally Afridi retires from announcing retirements
— Pawan SinghA (@urbanpendu00) February 20, 2017
Shahid Afridi is the only batsman who has retired from international cricket for more number of times than the number of runs he has made.
— Ojas. (@Ojasism) February 20, 2017
Shahid Afridi has announced retirement from international cricket. He will now restart his career from under 19 cricket. #IPLAuction
— Alia Bhatt (@Miss_AliaBhatt) February 20, 2017
Bye bye Afridi. You joined cricket when you were 18, played cricket for 21 years and now you are 23 yrs old. That is a brilliant inning.
— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) February 20, 2017