Will quit if I'm not 100 percent fit, says Afridi

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 18:48 [IST]
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I will continue playing ODI, T20: Afridi

Karachi, Mar 28: Shahid Afridi has rubbished reports that he had been carrying a shoulder injury for the past few months and expressed his desire to continue playing in the ODI and T20 formats until the Pakistan all-rounder is able to give 100 per cent to the team.

"The talk about me having fitness problems is rubbish. I have played Pakistan for the last 15 to 16 years almost injury free. The day I feel I can't give 100 per cent fitness and performance to the team I will stop playing myself," Afridi, who leaves tomorrow for the United States to attend charity events, said.

The former Pakistan captain, who was Man of the Match in the Asia Cup final last week, insisted that he had outlined his future plans.

"I will only continue playing ODIs until my presence is beneficial for the team. I will quit ODI cricket the moment I feel that I am no more at the peak of my game. After that I will just concentrate on T20 matches," he said.

The senior player said he had had no shoulder injury or any other fitness problems. "Every player goes through a lean patch. I went through it and I myself was keen to do well in the (Asia Cup) final and I came through it well and I am very happy with my performance in the final," he said.

Afridi said he was focused on maintaining his fitness and was well aware of the requirements of playing in ODIs and T20 cricket.


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