Afridi told me he will retire after Wt20 : Shahryar.

LAHORE: Expressing disappointment over team,s dismal performance against India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)Chairman Shahryar khan on Monday said T20 captain Shahid Afridi will retire after the conclusion of ongoing World T20 in India.

"Afridi told me himself that he will retire after this World Cup (world T20 )...I didn,t force him for this decision."said the PCB chief while speaking at a press conference here.

"If he (Afridi) changes his mind and wants to continue playing him or not)he added.

Shahryar khan said the decision of keeping Shahid Afridi as the captain till World T20 was taken 9.10 months ago .

"when Afridi fails to perform then people criticize him and when he wins matches for pakistan then they go silent"said the PCB chairman in defence of the flamboyant T20 skipper.

Commenting over the team,s prospects in the ongoing tournament , khan said the next two matches were really important and good performances in these encounters will cement Pakistan ,s place in the semi -finals.

"Team is passionate despite losing to India"said Shahryar khan .

Speaking about bilaeral cricketing ties between pakistan and india , the PCB chief said more and more cricket between the two countries was the call of the hour.

"We couldn,t held a bilateral series because the Indian government did not approve it, "he said.adding that the international cricket Council(ICC) team has given a good report on security situation in india.

Expressing his annoyance, Shahryar khan said Umar Akmal should not have asked the legendary cricketer, Imran khan to recommend change in his batting position .

Interestingly shahryar khan had pubicly expressed his disappointment yesterday with the team after it lost a much hyped match with india.

"Pakistan ranks seventh in the T20 format. So the country should not pin much hope on the team "he said speaking to a British news agency.

Criticzing the decision to include Mohammad sami in the squad he said "If three fast bowlers could not help the team win ,a fourth would not make things better , there should have been a spinner in the team "


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