Afridi ends four exile from Test cricket

Pakistan all-rounder and Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday ended a self-imposed exile from Test cricket and made himself available for this year”s tour to England.

The Dawn quoted Afridi, 30, who has not played a test since 2006, as saying on Saturday he was available for the full England tour because Pakistan cricket was going through a difficult time.

“It has a very hard decision for me because I have wanted to devote more time to my family and playing all forms of the sport the year round has not been my cup of tea,” Afridi said at a press conference here.

He added: “That is why I avoided test matches, but after speaking to my family I have decided to resume playing test matches because it is the need of the time.”

Pakistan is scheduled to play two tests against Australia in England as well as four against the home side. (ANI)

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