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Pakistan v Australia: I will take retirement decision in front of my nation, says Shahid Afridi

Pakistan Cricket Board chief has already made it clear that Shahid Afridi will be removed as captain post ICC World T20.

By: PTI | Mohali | Updated: March 25, 2016 7:44:03 pm
Shahid Afridi was criticized severely after his team’s loss to India and New Zealand. (Source: AP)

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Friday said that he is yet make up his mind on retirement post the ongoing ICC World T20 cricket tournament.

“I have not taken any decision. I will do it in front of my nation,” said Afridi at toss of the crucial game against Australia.

Afridi has done flip-flops on his retirement in the past.

Earlier in the competition, he had said that Friday’s game Australia could be his last.

He was criticized severely after his team’s loss to India and New Zealand earlier in the tournament.

Pakistan Cricket Board chief has already made it clear that he will be removed as captain post the World T20.

The 36-year-old had made his international debut against Kenya in 1996.

After the defeat against Australia on Friday, Pakistan skipper Afridi reiterrated that he will take a call on his retirement after returning to his country.

“Whatever is better for the country, I will go with that. I will see my form. There is pressure, media pressure. I will discuss with my family and even Wasim Akram before taking a call,” said Afridi, who is set to be sacked as Pakistan Twenty20 captain.

“As a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit. I have enjoyed my captaincy. The team management, selection committee, and (PCB) Shahryar Khan have helped me out,” he added.

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