After Waqar Younis apologised to the people of Pakistan for their poor show in the ICC World T20 2016, now it is the outgoing captain's turn to do so. Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to apologise for Pakistan's dismal show in India.
Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament after they lost to Australia in their final game of the group stage of the tournament at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
They only managed to win a solitary game, and that was against Bangladesh.
After winning that match, Pakistan had a good net run rate and they had a good chance of making it to the semifinal of the ICC World T20 2016. Unfortunately, they lost to India, New Zealand and Australia in a row to bow out of the tournament.
"I don't care what other people say about me but I am answerable to you (people of Pakistan). Today, I, Shahid Afridi, seek forgiveness from the people of Pakistan for not living upto the expectations that you had from this team and me," Afridi said on Twitter.
Afridi probably will not be featuring in this Pakistan side again, but he is yet to announce his retirement from this format of the game. He is expected to make an announcement soon as the Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shaharyar Khan has already confirmed that the veteran all-rounder will be relieved off his captaincy duties.
"For 20 years I have played this game and I have carried the star on my chest for 20 years. I enter the field with the emotions of the whole country with me. This team was not just a team of 11, it was a team of my whole country," Afridi added.
Here's what Afridi had to say to his fellow Pakistanis:
Earlier, Pakistan coach Waqar had "begged" for forgiveness, Tuesday. He even stated that he is ready to step down from his position if the PCB deems it necessary.
"If they think I am the problem sack me and send me packing, if this can offer a solution then I do it. I literally put my hands together and beg for forgiveness," Younis was quoted as saying by AP.
"It (the performance) should have been better but unfortunately the results were not positive. I know everyone is hurt but I am also deeply hurt."