‘Before I quit,I want to win the World Cup’

Shahid Afridi has said that the limited over series starting next month will be the launch pad for his ambitions to win the 2011 World Cup.

Written by AFP | London | Published: July 19, 2010 12:51:33 am

Shahid Afridi has said that the limited over series starting next month will be the launch pad for his ambitions to win the 2011 World Cup. Afridi announced his decision to quit Test cricket after the 150-run defeat against Australia citing lack of temperament. “I took a decision which I felt was right and now all my concentration is on the limited overs series against England which will be our first step towards winning next year’s World Cup,” Afridi said.

“I have won the World Twenty20,beaten England and India in Tests at home and have achieved some other milestones as well,but before I leave the game I want to win the World Cup,” said Afridi who may join English county side Hampshire if they qualify for the domestic Twenty20 quarter-finals.

“I had to abandon the contract with Hampshire because I was here for the Test series but now they want me to play the last three matches of the Twenty20,provided they qualify,” said Afridi.

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