By Muhammad Asif Khan
Karachi: Speculations were all around ever since the selectors ignored Shahid Khan Afridi for the 3-match T20 series against the West Indies, staring in the UAE, later this month however the all-rounder somewhat spelled his future plans while dismissing the impression of offering his conditional resignation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“I have neither asked the PCB for a farewell game nor did I offer to resign on certain conditions. All such news reports are totally baseless”, Afridi said.
“Yes, I recently spoke to chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and shared my viewpoint with him, he (Inzamam) also briefed me about his future plans”, Afridi added.
Shahid Afridi, 36, has been out of favour after the world T20 cup, held earlier this year.
The explosive all-rounder was of the opinion that the cricket board and senior players should part ways cordially. “I know this has not been happening in Pakistan but it’s about time that we change it.
Players and PCB should part ways on a happy note rather than in bad taste, for which communication is a must”, Afridi opined
“Neither me nor the cricket board, we are not putting pressure on each other. We are striving for an outcome that would be beneficial for me, for the PCB and for future cricketers as well”, Afridi concluded.