Twitter is a platform that makes you laugh, cringe and at times, just give a sarcastic 'slow clap' on the sorts of posts you get to see. Pakistan veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi got one more instance of that on Monday as twitterati targeted him after Lionel Messi announced international retirement from football.
The social media platform was abuzz on Messi's shocking decision after Argentina failed yet again to win a major football competition. Some sections, however, preferred to turn their attention to Afridi, who had mentioned that he would quit playing the sport professionally after the ICC World T20 2016, but till date, the 36-year-old has shown no signs of sticking to his statement.
Ahead of Pakistan's tour of England starting next month, Afridi may not have found a place in the squad, but he still is in contention for a berth in the T20 team for Pakistan in the near future. Pakistan is scheduled to play four Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 match next month onwards.
Afridi relinquished his captaincy after the ICC World T20 2016 but said he would continued to play with his side in the T20s. Sarfraz Ahmed was announced as the Pakistan T20 captain.
"I would also like to inform that InshaAllah I intend to continue to play the game for my country and league cricket etc, and request my fans to kindly keep praying and supporting me for my best future performances for Pakistan (as a player); and in all other arenas of the game, world over," Afridi said in a statement in April.
While the world is craving for Messi to reconsider his retirement decision, fans have also asked why Afridi has failed to live up to his word. Here are some hilarious tweets:
Shahid Afridi rejects Messi's friend request— Swaraj Shetty (@i_amswaraj) June 27, 2016