Shahid Afridi may turn freelance cricketer

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Karachi : Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi may follow England’s Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen very soon to become a freelance cricketer. The all-rounder’s cricket career is all most over as selectors snubbed him from last year.  

The hard-hitting all-rounder has not been selected in the national team since he led Pakistan in their disappointing Asia Cup and World T20 campaigns.

Although there has been lot of speculation on whether the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will give Afridi a chance to play a farewell match.

The all-rounder who is now busy with his foundation and charity work, however, backed wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed to be made Pakistan captain in all three formats.

Afridi has played 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 82 T20s for his country. Earlier, on 30 May 2011 Afridi announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the PCB.