Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi has been the king of retirements and making comebacks. He is currently making a comeback into cricket after three months of injury layoff in the ongoing Afghanistan Premier League 2018.
Commentators had commended Afridi for his fitness and looking younger.
Commentators at the opening ceremony of Afghanistan Premier League"Here is Shahid Afridi 38 Years young these days.He is getting younger and younger.Still looking very fit.Very agile.He has got tremendous abilities we all know.He is iconic player in Pakistan cricket and World" ???? pic.twitter.com/D28Sb0yF12— Maham. (@DheetAfridian) October 6, 2018
The 38-year-old all-rounder is playing for Paktia Panthers and is their marquee player. However, Afridi flopped badly scoring 1 run and conceded over 13 runs per over in his franchise's three-wicket defeat to Kabul Zwanan.
Afridi made his last appearance in the Global T20 Canada, representing the Edmonton Royals franchise. He had a dismal run in that league as well scoring just 1, 5, 2 and an unbeaten 13.
With this show, even his fans seemed to have enough of his failures and vented their ire on Twitter.
SHAHID AFRIDI WHAT A PLAY IN AFGANISTAN LEAGUE— Qurbanali (@Qurbana48220890) October 6, 2018
Afridi has played for Pakistan in 27 Tests, 398 ODIs and 99 T20Is. He has over 8,000 ODI runs and 395 wickets under his belt from 398 matches.