Former Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi has conceded he has no plans to quit playing T20 Leagues all over the world.
The statement comes after the all-rounder recovered from the knee injury. After consulting his doctor in Dubai, Afridi tweeted he has been advised to take rest for another two to three weeks to make a complete recovery, and thus Shahid would be missing the charity game between World XI and the Windies.
The all-rounder sustained an injury during a training session in Pakistan Super League. He was playing for the Karachi Kings in the 3rd edition of PSL in Dubai. He also missed the playoffs eliminator due to the injury.
“Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasn’t recovered fully yet. I’ll need another 3-4 week. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me,” he wrote on his Twitter handle.
The veteran cricketer who has been playing for more than a couple of decades is regarded as one of the greatest icons of Pakistan in the game.
He has been a sensational all-rounder for Pakistan over the years. He retired just last year. However, he will continue playing in different T20 Leagues.
Afridi had faced several injuries in the last couple of years and was even forced to miss the playoffs of the 2nd edition of PSL. His team ended up winning it. However, he missed the match owing to a finger injury.
Afridi was a threat to the bowlers during his heydays
Afridi was regarded as one of the most swashbuckling batsmen during his playing days. He still holds the record for the most number of sixes by a batsman in ODI cricket.
He was also a brilliant bowler for the national side in the limited-overs format. The flamboyant Pakistani has been a champion player and his longevity in the game speaks volume about a man who has given a lot to his national team. However, his career has also been marred by controversies.