Afridi snubs PCB, says farewell not needed

Published: April 28, 2017
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Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi on Friday snubbed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and specifically Pakistan Super League Chairman Najam Sethi in relation to the board offering to give him a proper farewell.

In a series of tweets posted on his Twitter account, Afridi thanked Sethi for offering to give him a farewell after he announced his retirement earlier this year.

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He said that because of his commitments he won’t be able to attend the farewell even if the PCB plan to give it to him.

“Thank you for the meeting and farewell offers @najamsethi. Unfortunately due to my commitments I won’t be able to take them. My desire was to set a new trend. I’m very happy that Misbah&Younis are getting proper farewells. I hope this trend will continue in future,” he tweeted.

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He also said that he is happy to see Test skipper Misbahul Haq and veteran batsman Younus Khan being given a proper farewell.

The fiery all-rounder also stated that the reason he asked for a farewell in the first place was so that he could set a trend and because Misbah and Younus are getting one now, he feels he has done his job and hopes the trend would continue for other players in the future as well.

A bit confused aren’t you Shahid bhai?

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Reader Comments (8)

  • NK
    Apr 28, 2017 - 1:35PM

    Shahid Afridi!!!??$!! Please grow up Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 28, 2017 - 1:40PM

    A whole bunch of sour grapes; Sayonara !Recommend

  • Adi Viccaji.
    Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56PM

    I think Shahid Afridi , though he did not do too well recently , felt offended that all his past greatness and glory was being ignored , in recent treatment by the PCB. I may be wrong , but don’t mind a view on this. The spirit and life he brought to the game seems to have been forgotten , but is appreciated in some foreign posts.
    Ardeshir Jehangir Viccaji.Recommend

  • ToThePoint
    Apr 28, 2017 - 2:08PM

    Oh Afridi.. You got the farewell you deserved. Bye. Please close the door on your way out.Recommend

  • imran
    Apr 28, 2017 - 2:09PM

    He is upset with punjabi board. Lala the great. Recommend

  • Ameer Qaisrani
    Apr 28, 2017 - 2:37PM

    A great player!
    Lala you are our superstar!Recommend

  • vaibhav
    Apr 28, 2017 - 3:37PM

    only in pakistan where a substandard player can be given so much importanceRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 28, 2017 - 5:56PM

    @ToThePoint:
    He should instead ask his sponsor Pepsi to feature him in a farewell TV commercial. I am sure they would make him bigger than life to satisfy his gargantuan ego and pay him to boot.Recommend

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