Karachi, Aug 2(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reckons that his dispute with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has affected the team's momentum, and ruined the long-term planning for the side's improvement.
"I made many plans for the team. Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and myself were involved in devising many strategies, but all was ruined because of what happened afterwards," the Express Tribune quoted Afridi, as saying.
The all-rounder also maintained his stance on his retirement, and reiterated that he will try to make an international comeback after improvement in PCB's management.Pakistan is my identity and my country is my priority. I will definitely return if people want me to, but I can't play with hypocrites. They are working as a lobby and are two-faced people," Afridi said.
"I'm not the type to take u-turns, but I'll wait for things to improve. I enjoy playing with people who are sincere to the game," he added.
Afridi had developed differences with coach Waqar Younis, and criticized some PCB officials after he returned from the tour of West Indies in May.
The PCB removed him as ODI captain for his comments and slapped a fine of Rs.4.5 million.
The 31-year-old later announced his conditional retirement in protest against his treatment by the board. (ANI)