Shahid Afridi has called it a day in international cricket.
Shahid Afridi has called it a day in international cricket. K.M. Chaudary

It's bye bye Boom Boom as Afridi quits

CRICKET: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has called it a day - retiring from all international cricket.

The 36-year-old had already pulled stumps on Test cricket in 2010 and One-Day internationals after the 2015 World Cup.

He was the skipper of the Pakistan T20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.

Afridi had held hopes of keeping playing in the shortest format of the ghame at international level but confirmed he would retire after smashing a 28-ball 54 in a Pakistan Super League match for Peshawar Zalmi in Sharjah.

"I have said goodbye to international cricket," he said Afridi.

"I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but it's goodbye from international cricket."

Nicknamed 'Boom Boom', Afridi set a then world record 37-ball one-day century against Sri Lanka in only his second match.

New Zealand's Corey Anderson took the record with 36-ball hundred against West Indies at Queenstown in 2014 before South African AB de Villiers bettered it with a 31-ball century, also against the West Indies, at Johannesburg in 2015.

News Corp Australia


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