Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has insisted that he has no plans to come out of retirement and feature in the 2020 World Twenty20 in Australia.
Afridi announced his retirement from international cricket in February last year, and even though he will represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), he reiterated that he has no intentions of resurrecting his international career.
“No, not at all. I’m done, I enjoyed my cricket for Pakistan, I’m [just] playing league cricket and I’m enjoying myself,” Afridi was quoted as saying by the Daily Times.
While he won’t represent Pakistan at the 2020 World Twenty20, he is backing the national team to triumph in the tournament.
Pakistan, who are currently the top-ranked team in the shortest format, have only won the World Twenty20 once, which came back in 2009.
“I think it’s still a long way to go and I think the way our boys are playing is very good,” he said. “All the youngsters, they’re doing a great job and Inshallah we’re hoping they’re going to do well for Pakistan.”