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Pakistani cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq, Shaid Afridi retired from ODI cricket

Mar 21, 2015 14:14 IST

Pakistani cricketers, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shaid Afridi on 20 March 2015 retired from the One Day International (ODI) format of cricket.

They retired after the World Cup quarter-final match against Australia played at Adelaide, Australia. In the quarter-final, they lost to Australia by six-wickets.

Though Misbah will continue to play in the Test matches but Afridi will feature only in T20 format of the cricket.

40-year-old Misbah retired as the ODI captain of Pakistani Cricket team. In his ODI career he scored 42 ODI half-centuries and accumulated 5122 runs but failed to register a single ODI ton in 162 matches since making his international debut in 2001 in against New Zealand. This is the most runs by any player in ODIs without a ton.

35-year-old Afridi is an all-rounder of the Pakistani Cricket team who has played 398 ODIs to score 8064 runs and claim 395 wickets. He became famous as Boom Boom Afridi after he scored the then fastest ODI century in 37 balls in his debut series in 1996 against Sri Lanka. He also captained the Pakistani side in the 2011 World Cup.


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