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Afridi to retire after World Cup!

Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced that he will retire from ODIs after World Cup 2015.

However, he will continue to represent Pakistan in T20 format. He is presently Pakistan skipper in T20 format.

Afridi put impressive all-round performance in the recently concluded series against New Zealand 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, fondly called ‘Boom Boom’ by his fans for his quick run scoring ability, has played 389 ODIs. He scored the fastest century on his debut in 1996 against Sri Lanka.

Afridi 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. All-rounder Afridi had retired from Tests in 2010.

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