Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan snubbed his country’s Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi’s plans to reconsider his retirement plans after the World Twenty20, saying the Board will decide whether to allow him to continue.
The popular Pakistan captain Afridi had announced he will quit all cricket after retiring from the shortest format following the March-April event in India.
But last week he showed his cards for the first time, saying he was under tremendous pressure from friends and family members to continue and that forced him to reconsider the decision.
Khan said Afridi was appointed captain only after he announced he will quit in 2016.
“I will speak with him to change his stance because we made him captain only after he agreed to retire and he should talk to us on that instead of going into media,” Khan told the media.
“We will decide whether he should quit or be allowed to play as a player. I will not pressurise Shahid to take any decision but it was his decision to retire in 2016 and we have to take all the factors into consideration, viz a viz how the team performs in the World T20 and how he performs.”