Pakistan Flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi told national selectors to not put pressure on him by making unwanted remarks and also made it clear that the final decision to leave the game remains his choice.
After recalling Afridi in the ODI team for the series against South Africa, chief selector Iqbal Qasim had said the all rounder will have to justify his selection by putting up a solid show.
“I don`t know in what context or scenario Iqbal Qasim said these things for me. But no one should put pressure on me,” Afridi informed journalists.
“My fans still want me to continue playing and I will decide myself till when to continue playing or when to leave,” Afridi added. Afridi said he was determined to perform well for the country and no one needs to remind him that.
“I have always said that I will never give anyone a chance to tell me that it is time for me to go. I am going to South Africa in a confident state of mind and I am ready for the challenge and to perform well as I have done in the past,” he said.
The chief selector’s comments about Shahid Afridi made plenty of debate in the cricket circles with many ex- cricketers and critics insisting that Qasim had made unneeded remarks. Told about his problem in batting, Afridi said one couldn`t play aggressive all the time batting at number 7.