Shahid Afridi Wants Dignified Exits for Pakistan Seniors.



Pakistan's T20 captain Shahid Afridi said yesterday, that the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad.

An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision he learnt about only when the squad was announced in the media.

The Pakistan Cricket Board issued a show cause notice asking Younis to explain his outburst. But 34-year-old Afridi, who has already retired from Tests, backed his colleague.

He said that he requests the PCB chairman to talk to Younis and make a plan for the future, because he thinks all seniors should be given a respectful way to retire.

Former Pakistan greats like Waqar Younis, Javed Miandad and Mohammed Yousuf were forced into humiliating exits despite years of service.