Afridi to Retire!
It seems Pakistani cricket and all its politics have become too much for the Pathan cricketer to bear now. Shahid Khan Afridi is rumored to announce retirement according to sources.
The heart throb of many and the hero of hundreds of Pakistani and international fans, Afridi has repeatedly been dealt an unfair hand by the PCB and other officials. What seems to have driven the nail in is the recent replacement of Afridi from the captaincy of the Pakistan Cricket team with Misbah ul Haq. There were rumors of disagreements between Afridi and Waqar Younis, the coach of the team, over decision pertaining to team selection and team members. These rumors were proven when Afridi came out and told all to the media, further incurring the wrath of the PCB and board members.
Pakistan Cricket is cursed to be besieged with politics, petty personal revenge and incompetence. Until the PCB and other “persons in high places” do not realize how they have accelerated the deterioration of the team, it is unlikely that a captain like Imran Khan or even Shahid Afridi would be able to restore its former glory.