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KARACHI – Former Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi turned down the offer of a farewell match made by Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday.

The flamboyant all-rounder took to Twitter and thanked chairman Executive committee PCB Najam Sethi for the farewell offer.

The all-rounder excused taking the offer citing personal commitments.

In another tweet, the 37-years-old player expressed that his desire was to set a trend for outgoing players adding that he was happy to see Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan given a proper farewell.

Soon after the announcement by Afridi, Najam Sethi took to the microblogging site and disclosed that a grand farewell would be organised for the three heroes, Misbah, Younis and Afridi.

Afridi, who remained a pivotal part of Pakistani team for an extended period of time was seen complaining multiple times about the farewell match.

PCB official Najam Sethi also met the former captain on Sunday and exchanged ideas about the farewell. However, Afridi’s blunt reply finally confirms that he would not be playing any match in this regard.

Earlier, in April, the cricketer said contrary to the precedents followed in other cricket-playing countries Pakistan does not give respectable farewell to its international players.