I never retired, says Afridi announcing comeback

Shahid Afridi has withdrawn his international retirement and says he is available for selection for Pakistan in the limited-over formats.

updated: October 18, 2011 15:05 IST
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Karachi: Within five months of quitting cricket due to a spat with his Board, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Tuesday announced his availability for the national team following a change of guard in the PCB and claimed that he had never retired.

"I have decided to make myself available for Pakistan again. I had never retired from cricket, I had only said I don't want to play under the previous board setup. Now that a new Chairman has taken over I want to play for Pakistan again," Afridi told reporters here.

The all-rounder had quit international cricket in May last year after being stripped of the one-day captaincy due to a turbulent tour to the West Indies where he developed differences with then coach Waqar Younis.

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