Shahid Afridi will retire from one day internationals following the end of the 2015 World Cup.
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Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Afridi told a press conference that he would focus solely on Twenty20 cricket leading into the T20 World Cup in India in 2016.
“I am the first Pakistan player to be able to announce his retirement properly and on a high. I always wanted to do this having seen the problems faced by other bigger players in the past,” he is quoted as saying by Reuters.
“I have informed the Pakistan team management about my decision but not the cricket board as yet. I want to go out of ODIs with self-respect and with my fans wanting more from me.”
The 34-year-old has played in 389 one day internationals and 27 Tests for Pakistan.
He has been named his country’s T20 captain by the Pakistan Cricket Board.