Afridi ready to retire if substitute is available

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 08:19 hrs

All rounder Shahid Afridi has claimed he doesn't think there is currently any player who is good enough to replace him in the Pakistan team, adding he is ready to retire if a suitable substitute for him is available.

Afridi stated that there was a dearth of talented all-rounders and the moment there was someone ready and able to take the responsibility, he would call time on his international career, the Dawn reports.

Afridi said he would quit as soon as a replacement for him surfaces, adding at present it seems there is no one who has the talent to play as an all-rounder and make a sustained impact at the international level.

The all rounder added he has said time and again he would not block anyone good enough for Pakistan.

Afridi, who is regarded as the most popular Pakistani cricketer of the present times, also thanked his supporters for renewing their trust in him.

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