The explosive Pakistan legend finally takes leave from all forms of cricket. Yes, a legend in all possible ways. Played with intriguing skills and a very big heart throughout his phenomenal carrier. Shahid Afridi donated 20000 US Dollars for the hurricane relief from his foundation. Whereas all other players including Afridi accorded their match fees to the charity.
Shahid Afridi who stated this to be his last appearance at any major cricketing event was presented with great veneration by his fellow colleagues. He was ecstatic and overwhelmed by the guard of honor. It was a perfect setting for the big man to retire on a big stage. Icing on the cake was he retired as a skipper, special thanks to Eoin Morgan who got injured at the right time.
Coming to the match, it was a one sided encounter. West Indies bashed ICC World XI by 72 runs. The success rate of all time World XI encounters has dropped even more. Ewin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell and Marlon Samuels dominated with the bat, scoring a humongous 199 runs in 20 overs. In reply World XI crumbled on a mere 127 runs.
Naseer Hussain was having a ball throughout the encounter. Accomplished commentators job in a different way this time around. Sarcastically inquired Afridi about more comeback ideas. To which he brilliantly connotes about his body condition and that he hadn’t played from a long time. The last he featured was in Pakistan Super League. Added by acknowledging ICC to have given him the chance to feature in such big events.
Image Source – NewsX IND