KARACHI: Flamboyant all-rounder and former captain Shahid Afridi has said that he wants to retire on a high note but has never requested the PCB to give him a farewell series before retiring from the game.
Reports suggest that PCB, on request of Afridi, is considering to include him for West Indies series to make it a farewell series for him and providing him opportunity to retire with the series.
However, Afridi neither denied nor confirmed the report.
“I have discussed my plans with the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and he has discussed his and board’s plans with me,” the former captain said.
“I want to quit on a high note, if I wanted to retire just randomly then I would have done it after World T20 in India,” he added.
The former captain said that whatever would come-out between him and PCB, it will leave a good precedent for the future of Pakistan Cricket.
“I am not under any pressure from board to take West Indies series and retire, neither am I pressurizing the PCB. Whatever will be done, it will be in better interest of the Pakistan Cricket,” he added.
“I want to leave Cricket respectfully, something which is unprecedented in Pakistan as not too many players have left Cricket with grace. I will opt for something which is graceful for both me and PCB,” the former captain said.
Afridi, a veteran of 98 T20Is, had last year announced retirement from ODIs, earlier in 2010 he left Test Cricket, but despite quitting Pakistan’s captaincy from T20s after World T20 this year, he insisted on continuing as a player in the shortest format.