Afridi’s ODI retirement talk surprises Pak cricket circles

KARACHI, June 21: Shahid Afridi’s sudden announcement that he is contemplating one-day retirement to focus on Twenty20s has caught Pakistan’s cricket fraternity by surprise and raised questions about what is happening behind the scenes in the national camp.
Afridi took everyone by surprise when, on returning home from Sri Lanka after playing in the one-day series, he said he was thinking about retiring from ODIs and just playing T20 matches.
“I will be consulting my elders and seniors and will take a decision in next few days. But definitely If I feel I am not contributing to the team in ODIs I don’t want to carry on doing nothing,” Afridi told reporters at the airport.
“I also personally feel it is time for the selectors to try out more youngsters to prepare for the World Cup,” Afridi said.
The flamboyant all-rounder, who has already quit Test cricket, said he was disappointed with his performance in the in Sri Lanka. (PTI)