Afridi says he’s not retiring from T20Is, but steps down as captain
Shahid Afridi has stepped down as Pakistan’s T20 captain but has said that he intends to continue playing “for my country and league cricket”.
After the 2015 World Cup, Afridi had announced his intention to retire from international cricket following the World T20 in India. Earlier this year, however, he stated that he was facing “huge pressure” from family and friends to not retire from international cricket in April at the end of the World T20.
Afridi said his decision to relinquish the captaincy had come of his own volition. He was heavily criticised as a leader following Pakistan’s poor performances in the recent Asia Cup and the World T20. Afridi had succeeded Mohammad Hafeez as T20 captain in September 2014.