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Afridi rubbishes reports of shoulder inj

Press Trust Of India
Mar 28, 2012 at 09:03am IST

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

"The talk about me having fitness problems is rubbish. I have been playing for Pakistan for the last 15 to 16 years almost injury free. The day I feel I can't give [my] 100 per cent fitness and performance to the team, I myself will stop playing," Afridi, who leaves on Wednesday 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.

Afridi rubbishes reports of shoulder injury

The Pakistan allrounder expressed his desire to continue playing for Pakistan in the ODI and T20 formats.

"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.

Afridi said he 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. I came through it well and am very happy with my performance," he added.


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