The Hush Post: The swashbuckling former cricketer of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi, was given a guard of honour during the charity T20 match between West Indies and World XI at Lord’s as he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Commenting about the 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,” Afridi was quoted as saying in a report.
Afridi captained 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.
Shahid Afridi, who has scored over 11,000 runs along with 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.