I haven't left cricket, I am still playing: Shahid Afridi confirms he is not retiring

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  1. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Veteran Pakistani cricketer and a legend of the game, Shahid Afridi, on Monday confirmed that he won't be retiring from cricket anytime soon during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 season press conference. It was back in February 2017 that Afridi had announced his retirement from international cricket, but the 39-year-old has continued his association with various T20 leagues across the globe as well as in the annual T-10 league.

    "I haven't left cricket, I am still playing. I don't know who I'll play for next year but I will surely play inshaAllah," said Afridi after Multan Sultans' seven-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday.

    Well, Afridi's reply stayed relevant to only the T20 leagues and not for international cricket. Earlier in June 2018, when West Indies hosted the World XI at the Lord's for a charity match, former England skipper Nasser Hussain was asked if he had any plans of a comeback. Afridi put his hand around Hussain and replied with a smile: "No that's it. You can see my situation with the injury."

    Talking about the match, Multan chased down the target of 141 set by Lahore in 12.3 overs. Shan Masood and Johnson Charles stitched a match-winning 53-run stand for the third wicket to guide Multan to a seven-wicket win. Afridi contributed with his two wickets and scored three runs with the bat. However, despite the win, Multan failed to proceed ahead and qualify for the knockout round. The same was the case for Lahore who also failed to move ahead.

    For Afridi, he was delighted to play in his hometown. “I need to work out my knee. BPL was great but the pain increased during the PSL because of which I think I struggled. I have time to cover in the future,” Afridi said.

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  2. SwingNSeam
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    SwingNSeam Boom Boom

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    Why would anybody retire at age 16? He just started his career.
     
  3. Don Quixote
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    Don Quixote Whispering Death

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    Fair enough, as he is still a decent T20 bowler, can even play as a specialist bowler alone.
     
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    Fireworks11 Kaptaan

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