Afridi steps down as Pakistan T20 captain

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.

Shahid Afridi revealed that he would step down from his Twenty20 captaincy

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.”

Source: ECB

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