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Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's

Cricketnext Staff |June 1, 2018, 3:27 PM IST
Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi was afforded a guard of honour during the charity T20 match between West Indies and World XI at Lord’s on Thursday evening as he declared that would be his last match in international cricket.

Speaking about the special guard of honour, Afridi said, "That's something I'll never forget."

"For that to happen at the home of cricket, it's massive. The cause was everything tonight, and to have been able to help, it's fantastic.

"Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this," he said.

Afridi was captaining the World XI side against the West Indies, as they lost by 72 runs as Evin Lewis and Kesrick Williams.

The charity match was organised to raise funds and rebuild the cricket stadium in Anguilla and Dominica damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria that swept through the Caribbean in September 2017.

During the course of the match, former England skipper Nasser Hussain, was on the ground as a commentator and asked Afridi about any plans of a change in his decision.

Hussain could not help laugh while sharing the light-hearted moment with Afridi. The Pakistani cricketer responded to the former England man saying, "No that's it. You can see my situation with the injury."

The former Pakistani cricketer, who has amassed more than 11,000 runs alongside taking 541 wickets in international cricket was handed the role of captaincy for the charity match after England’s Eoin Morgan was ruled out due to a broken finger.

Afridi scored 11 against West Indies and took a wicket.

Afridi also donated USD 20,000 to the Hurricane relief fund from his foundation, while the rest of the players donated their match fees to the charity.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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