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Will quit if I become burden on team: Afridi

Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said he is ready to retire from international cricket the day he feels he is a burden on the team. Afridi, 35, announced retirement from One-day Internationals after the World Cup while he had quit Tests in 2010. He recently announced that he was only going to continue playing T20 cricket and focus on building a strong squad for next year’s World T20 Cup in India. “The fact is that the senior players are letting down the team. We can’t expect to win much with our current poor form. I want to lead from the front, and if I feel that I’m going to be a burden, then I will quit the format well before next year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup in India. Pakistan cricket is going through a tough phase. If the seniors don’t contribute then the problems would only increase. We need to experiment with youngsters and form a potent combination before the World Twenty20, but for that we need the support of the established players,” said Afridi. 


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