Shahid Afridi quits T20I captaincy, but says he’s not retiring

first_imgShahid Afridi has stepped down as T20 captain following Pakistan’s early exit from the ICC World Twenty20. However, the all-rounder made his intentions clear that he will continue to play international cricket. Afridi had replaced Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan’s T20 skipper in 2014.The 36-year-old posted a press release on his Twitter handle to inform his fans of his decision to discontinue as captain of the Pakistan national team.”Today I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan and all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistan team of my own volition,” Afridi said.The veteran played 27 Tests for Pakistan before retiring from the format in 2010 with 1716 runs and 48 wickets. In 398 ODIs, he has 8064 runs and 395 wickets, while 98 T20 International appearances have fetched him 1405 runs and 97 wickets.Pakistan had a forgettable campaign at the World T20, losing three of their league matches and winning just one game against lowly Bangladesh.Afridi was criticised after Pakistan’s poor show in the mega event with a few calling him a “clueless captain” whose decision “confused the players”; Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2016last_img read more