Sports: Cricket: Shahid Afridi plans to retire after World Cup

Karachi: Pakistan all-rounder and T20 team captain Shahid Afridi has announced that he will retire from ODIs soon after in World Cup 2015.

But the all-rounder has said that he would continue to represent the country in T20 format, where he leads the national team.

In recently concluded series against Pakistan, Afridi performed well both in bowling and batting department scoring 205 runs with a strike-rate of 164 and also took eight wickets with an economy-rate of 4.03.

Afridi captained the side in the five-match series after Misbah-ul-Haq got injured in the second ODI. His impressive performance has helped him move to 18th position in the bowling table jumping 19 places and to 44th position in the batting chart moving up 13 places. He has also jumped four places in the all-rounders’ category to secure fifth place.

Afridi has played 389 ODIs has scored 7870 ODI runs at an average of 23.49 and a strike-rate of 116.29. He has also taken 391 wickets, the sixth-most in ODIs, at 33.89 and an economy-rate of 4.62. He had retired from Tests in 2010.

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