KARACHI: Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi said that contrary to the precedents followed in other cricket-playing countries Pakistan does not give respectable farewell to its international players.
Speaking in a TV ` programme, the former test captain said that he requested Chief Selector Inzimamul Haq to change this practice.
Afridi said that his family and friends requested him to not take retirement but he chose to gracefully quit international cricket, he further added that he is playing league cricket because he has the required fitness level for it.
â€œI think that for next two years I will remain fit for league cricket â€“ hence I am planning to play it as much as my fitness allows,â€ he said.
The leg-spinner said that the PCB should take the considerations of Misbahul Haq, Younis Khan, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Yousuf for the betterment of domestic cricket structure in the country.
He categorically debunked the perception that he is soon going to join politics.
â€œI donâ€™t think that the kind of person I am; I can be with any party for more than a day. I will be kicked out after a day or two,â€ he said. â€œI appreciate the good work. If Shahbaz Sharif is doing good work, he must be appreciated. I have always supported Imran Khan in every of his good work.â€