Shahid Afridi has finally taken the decision to bid farewell to international cricket and has even announced it among the public. After the seat-gripping match of Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings, Shahid Afridi publicly declared his plan of bidding farewell to the world of cricket, however he assured his fans that we will continue on playing Pakistan Super League for his love for the game:
‘I have already said goodbye; I am just playing this for my fans. For me, my foundation is more important. I have played for my country professionally and have done whatever I could.
‘I have said this before as well, whatever cricket is left in me, I will continue playing league cricket for my fans, I am not playing these matches for any comeback to international cricket I am playing it for my fans and I am enjoying it.’
Afridi expressed his desire of PSL final to be held in Lahore and said that the league belonged to the country and that is why should be wrapped in the country too.
‘PSL was meant to bring back cricket to Pakistan. The final in Pakistan is very important. I hope PCB will take a good decision. This is our own product and pride. We must play the final as planned. If overseas players don’t come then final should be conducted with local players in Lahore’
He further reinstated that the foreign players would be insisted to visit the country for finals with the assurance of complete security.
Shahid Afridi is loved and admired by cricket fans and enthusiasts around the world. His retirement will definitely come as a heartbreak for the expectant fans.