The retirement news of
He will hand over the captaincy to vice-captain Salman Butt, who will lead the
After his team lost the opening test match by 150-run, he made his announcement of retirement to BBC Radio.
Ahead of the three month long tour of
Shahid Afridi was never a great fan of playing Test cricket. He last played Test cricket in 2006 against
Afridi said to media, "I was not keen to play Test cricket and was asked by the Pakistani Board to assume captaincy for this tour. I am comfortable in T20 and one-day matches. My temperament is not good for Test matches. I know it would be tough for me to get back into Test cricket after such a long lay off.
I thought that it would good for me to take a chance in Test cricket and find how I would fare but now I have found out that I am not ready for the Test matches and has now decided not to continue playing Test matches after
As the reason of his retirement, he is still some uncomfortable with injury that he sustained last month at Asia Cup in