Najam Sethi discusses farewell ideas with Shahid Afridi


DUBAI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi met former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi in Dubai on Sunday to discuss ideas to give a befitting farewell to the outgoing cricketer as well as plans about his further contribution to the sport in the country.
Sethi, in his tweet, said he had a “wonderful chat” with Afridi where they discussed ideas for a “fitting farewell” as well the “future contribution” of the former all-rounder to cricket in the country.
The legendary all-rounder had announced his retirement from international cricket in February this year, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career.
The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.
He stepped down as captain after the tournament although he retained slender hopes of continuing his career in the sport’s shortest format as a player.
“I am playing for my fans and will continue to play this league for another two years but it is goodbye from international cricket,” he had said when the second season of PSL was underway.
“Now my foundation is important for me. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.”


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