‘He will play 2051 World Cup’: Twitter reacts to Afridi’s announcement

Updated on Apr 03, 2016 07:01 PM IST

Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World T20, Shahid Afridi on Sunday stepped down as captain of the T20 team but will continue to play in the shortest format of the game.

Shahid Afridi announced on Sunday his decision to step down as Pakistan T20 captain, but said he intended to continue playing in the shortest format.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Shahid Afridi announced on Sunday his decision to step down as Pakistan T20 captain, but said he intended to continue playing in the shortest format.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Facing criticism for Pakistan’s dismal show in the ICC World T20, Shahid Afridi on Sunday stepped down as captain of the T20 team but will continue to play in the shortest format of the game.

The Afridi-led Pakistan failed make it to the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in India, where his comments about receiving more love in India also drew the ire of former players.

The 36-year-old all-rounder and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier hinted that World T20 could well be be his last as skipper and had also hinted at a possible retirement from the game.

Such announcements and subsequent retractions from Afridi are not uncommon. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:

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