End Of An Era: Pakistan reacts to Shahid Afridi’s retirement announcement
Shahid Afridi pulled out of PSL 7 sighting health issues and the country reacts to the announcement regarding it as an end of an era.
Former all-rounder debuted on the cricket ground 26 years ago and his hard-hitting with the bat earned him the title of Boom Boom Afridi.
Pakistan is thankful to the cricket star for all his contributions and memories for the country.
The sudden announcement to quit cricket came as a sudden blow for PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators on Sunday as the team was due to play its match against Islamabad United just a few hours later.
Pakistan pacer and Lahore Qalandars skipper Shaheen Shah, who is going to be Afridi’s son-in-law, like millions of other cricket fans, also reacted to the news.
Shaheen told Afridi in a tweet said that he is the pride of Pakistan and his “presence will be missed in the PSL”.
“Your presence will be missed in the PSL Lala @SAfridiOfficial. You are the Pride of Pakistan for a reason. Get well soon,” he tweeted.
Former Pakistan batsman Saeed Anwer reacting to the news said. ” We opened together Shahid, definitely, the world of cricket miss you, not gonna ever retired from everybody’s heart, best wishes for the Next innings Boom Boom.”
We opened together Shahid, definitely, the world of cricket miss you, not gonna ever retired from everybody's heart, best wishes for the Next innings Boom Boom.#shahidafridi #Cricket 🇵🇰❤ pic.twitter.com/rAcAtkL2f4
— Saeed Anwar (@ImSaeedAnwar) February 13, 2022
While former fast pacer Shoaib Akhtar advised the 41-year-old to take some rest.
“Rest, lala (Afridi’s nickname). Is umar main yeh ishq nahi asaan (this love is not easy at this age),” Akhtar said in a tweet.
Rest kero Lala. Is umar main yeh ishq nahi asaan. https://t.co/08Wr93ChBg
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 13, 2022
Masterblaster and Quetta Gladiators’ key all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced withdrawal from the remaining matches of the ongoing Pakistan Super League Season 7.
Ever since Shahid Afridi announced his retirement all sorts of reactions are pouring in social media.
𝗘𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗳 𝗔𝗻 𝗘𝗿𝗮 " "
1996 => 2022 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗮𝗹𝗮'𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿!
80+ MOTM 🏆
Thank you Lala for all the contributions & memories Pakistan's #GOAT🙌 pic.twitter.com/jQsKsukdmz
— afaq tanveer (@afaqtanveer44) February 13, 2022
#ThankyouShahidAfridi Thanks for all the memories dear lala. There is no cricket without you. Fan forever ❤️1123 wickets in 943 matches, at an average of 28, plus 20975 runs with 99 fifties and 21 centuries including more than 850 sixes, that's huge Lala!! @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/bKMcHyZISg
— Rizwana Ghazanfar Official (@RizwanaGhazanf1) February 14, 2022
From Last 26 years , this guy is ruling over the hearts of Pakistanis #shahidafridi
Good bye to PSL by him , nation remembers him as a hero.
Thank you @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/QXJZi8bJC5
— PakistanTravelGuide (@PakTravelGuide) February 14, 2022
Nothing is more exciting than seeing Shahid Afridi’s celebration style live in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, that was the best feeling. Also what a come back from Boom Boom. Love you Lala. Night made! Thank you!💜
SHAHID AFRIDI IS LOVE!🤩⚡️#PSL7 #PSL2022 #ShahidAfridi @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/N6R50yBoAe
— Maham Gillani (@dheetafridian__) February 12, 2022