WEB DESK: Pakistani pinch-hitter Shahid Khan Afridi has finally announced his retirement from captaincy of the Twenty20 cricket on Sunday after poor performance of the team in recent big events like World Cup T20 and Asia Cup, Aaj News reported.
He announced relinquishing captaincy through his twitter account. He said, “Today, I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan and all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition.”
“On this day, I thank Allah (SWT) for His Kindness and Mercy which enabled me to discharge my leadership duties, to the best of my abilities, for the dake of the honour and prestige of my motherland.
“For me it was a great honor to lead my country in all the three formats of the game. My profound thanks to the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and its chairman Mr Shahryar Khan, who gave me the honor to lead the national team,” he said.
Afridi said, “I would also like to inform that InshaAllah I intend to continue to play the game for my country and league cricket etc., and request my fans for kindly keep praying and supporting me for my best future performances for Pakistan (as a player); and in all other arenas of the game, world over.”