Boom Boom Afridi, Pakistan's recently axed one-day captain, has announced his retirement from the international game. It is, however, a retirement in protest against the way his team mates have batted against Ireland at Belfast.
Afridi a naturally aggressive hard hitting batsman felt humiliated by his former team mates, he said angrily "There is nothing bigger than a man's respect, I have felt humiliated by the manner in which the Doom Doom Quartet of Misbah-ul-Haq, Younas Khan, Taufeeq Umar and Azhar Ali have batted against Ireland. Can you believe, that these ultra-slow and ultra-caucious players were fielded against minnows in a 21st century one day game? Are we still living in the 80? Were they facing Clive Loyed's West Indian side? There is a limit to everything..."
"The way they have batted... the future doesn't look too good. I can't let this continue... so, I have decided to become Pakistan Batting Coach and teach the Doom Doom Quartet a batting lesson... hopefully they will learn how to play aggressive cricket." said Afridi.