Few sympathisers for Afridi after retirement

Karachi: Shahid Afridi`s shock retirement out of anger at being sacked as Pakistan`s ODI captain has found no sympathy in the country`s cricket community with former players calling the flamboyant all-rounder immature.

"I don`t understand why he needed to do this. Today he is blaming this board but he has forgotten it was this board that supported and backed him even during his ball-tampering incident in Australia and even when he didn`t perform," former captain Zaheer Abbas said.

"Even when the team reached the World Cup semi-finals, the board not only rewarded him but gave him lot of respect," he added.

Zaheer said if Afridi had any issues with the team management, he should have waited until board Chairman Ijaz Butt had met all stakeholders in the team to sort out things.