Shahid Afridi has stepped down as Pakistan T20 captain following their group stage exit at the ICC World Twenty20.
Pakistan endured a poor tournament as they finished fourth in Group 2, having only won one game against Bangladesh.
The all-rounder, who became the leading wicket-taker in World Twenty20 matches, insists he will continue to play for his country after Pakistan’s disappointing showing in India.
Afridi said in a statement: “Today I wish to inform my fans in Pakistan & all over the world that I am relinquishing the captaincy of the T20 Pakistani team of my own volition.
“For me it was a great honour to lead my country in all three formats of the game.
“I would also like to inform that I intend to continue to play the game for my country and league cricket.”