Sources said Afridi’s disagreement with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over his statement against coach Waqar Younis resulted in his early retirement. He said it was hard for him to play under a cricket board, which pays no respect to senior players. “I cannot work with the people who find it difficult to tolerate statements in favour of cricket,” he said, adding that the duty of a coach is to work for the welfare and in favour of team.
“It is nothing short of an honour for me that Pakistan played world cup semifinal under my captaincy,” he stated.
Afridi, 31, had quit Test cricket last year after leading Pakistan to defeat in the first Test in England, but remained an integral part of the limited-overs sides, which he continued to lead until the recent tour of the West Indies.
He was, however, axed as captain despite Pakistan’s 3-2 success in the ODI series, and replaced by Misbah-ul-Haq who has been in charge of the Test side as well.
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