Shahid Afridi received Guard of Honour during the T20I match between West Indies and World XI at the iconic Lord’s as he bid farewell to International career in cricket. Afridi capained the World XI team during the exhibition match to help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Carribean damaged by hurricanes.
With a rich International career of 11,196 runs, 541 wickets, the former Pakistan captain, popularly known as Boom Boom, was given the captaincy role after England’s Eoin Morgan pulled out of the match because of a fractured finger.
While speaking to former England captain Nasser Hussain during the match, Afridi said that he has no more comebacks planned. “No more comebacks. You see my situation and thank god my overs are finished. I am priveleged to play in home of cricket.”
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) 31 May 2018
1 fantastic international career.
— ICC (@ICC) 31 May 2018
At the start of the match, Afridi said, “It’s wonderful for me to be part of the game for noble cause. All are keen and focussed to play this game. If you look at Windies, they are World Champions, it will be a good game. I’m carrying injury for last two months. After PSL, I didn’t bowl, didn’t bat.”
Afridi has played two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is at Lord’s, including the final of the ICC World T20 in 2009.