Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World Twenty20, Shahid Afridi today stepped down as captain of the team but will continue to play in the shortest format of the game.
The Afridi-led Pakistan failed to make it to the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in India, where his comments also drew the ire of former players.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2016
Afridi, however, asserted that he will be available for selection as a player in the team even though PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that the all-rounder is no longer a surety in the side.
Tweeople’s reaction at his step down.
@SAfridiOfficial stay blessed LALA…good decission .
— Umer Shafiq (@UmerShafique5) April 4, 2016
@SAfridiOfficial lala we love
What ever people say abour u
— Silence Khan (@silence_khan) April 3, 2016
@SAfridiOfficial we congratulate on your good decision and we will support all your future plans InshaAllah!!!!
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) April 3, 2016
@SAfridiOfficial Good decision Lala
— Joweria Malik (@Joweria_Malik) April 3, 2016