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Pakistan's Afridi gives up T20 captaincy

Last updated on: April 03, 2016 16:36 IST

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has stepped down as captain of the Pakistan Twenty20 squad.

However, he made it clear that he ntends to continue as a player.

He posted a statement on his Twitter handle announcing his decision. 

“Today, I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan and all over the world that I am relinquishing my captaincy of the Pakistani T20 team of my own volition,” he wrote.

“On this day, I thank Allah (SWT) for His Kindness and Mercy which enabled me to discharge my leadership duties, to the best of my abilities, for the sake of the honour and prestige of my motherland. For me it was a great honour to lead my country in all three formats of the game. My profound thanks to the PCB and its chairman Mr Shahryar Khan Sb. Who gave me the honour to lead the national team.

"I would like to inform that InshaAllah I intend to continue to play the game for my country and league cricket etc., and request my fans for kindly keep praying and supporting me for my best future performances for Pakistan (as a prayer); and in all other arenas of the game, world over,” he further stated.