Adelaide: The defeat in World Cup 2015 quarter final by Australia brought down curtain on 19-year career of superstar allrounder Shahid Afridi.
The 35-year-old Shahid Afridi from 50-overs game with the World Cup quarter final. Afridi appeared in fifth World Cup. While He will continue T-20 game as captain.
In an interview, Afridi said “I want to see younger players coming through to take his place in the team once his career ends. Now I want to focus on T-20 game only, and want to win next T-20 world cup 2016 for Pakistan”.
He came as a 16 year old into the Pakistan ODI squad, In only in his 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka in 1996, he blasted a 37-ball century. For more than 17 years, it remained the fastest century in the ODI format before Corey Anderson broke the record hitting century on 36 balls in January 2014. Latter on AB de Villiers who hit a 31-ball century against the West Indies in January 2015.
Afridi made 8064 runs in 398 ODI Matches in which he made 2 centuries and 39 fifties, he also smashed 351 sixes ( most sixes record by any player). He also took 395 wickets with 12/7 best figure.
Shahid Afrid fans from all over the world paid attribute to him on his retirement on social media and different forums.
Shahid Afridi ruled on cricket game as he was known as specialist of hard hitting in 19 years of career, bowlers always feel threat when they came to bowl him.