Cricket

Afridi to retire from Tests

2010-07-16 17:17
Shahid Afridi (AP)
London - Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said he would retire from Test cricket following the second Test against Australia at Headingley starting next Wednesday.

Afridi made his announcement to BBC Radio after leading Pakistan to a 150-run defeat in the first Test at Lord's here on Friday.

The batsman, out slogging for two on Friday, said he no longer had the temperament for the five-day game after what was his first Test in four years.

"I've not been fully fit with a side strain and so I will not play Test cricket after the match in Leeds," Afridi said.

Yawar Saeed, the Pakistan tour manager, told AFP: "Yes, he has told us he is not feeling comfortable with the injury and has told us he doesn't want to play (Tests) but we will talk to him and then decide."

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