A well-informed source in the board and also close to the selectors said that Afridi's hint at reconsidering his retirement decision has left everyone surprised.
"The chief selector has already had discussions with the Chairman of the board on Pakistan's future plans after the World T20 in the post Afridi retirement scenario," the source said.

In the past too, Afridi, who finally retired from one-day internationals last year after the World Cup, has taken U-turns on retirement decisions.
Afridi, 36, told the media in Dubai at the end of the Pakistan Super League that he is under "a lot of pressure" from family, friends and elders who believe "there is no need to retire from T20s".

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"For a while now there is a lot of pressure from my family, a lot of pressure from my friends, including my elders, who say there is no need for me to retire from T20. That is a huge pressure. For now, in truth, I am focusing only on the World Cup. That is a huge challenge for me," Afridi had told a leading cricket website.
Chief selector Haroon Rasheed when contacted said right now everyone was just focusing on how the team performs in the Asia Cup and World T20.
"It is always a player's prerogative when to retire and Afridi is no different. But I think he has also made it clear the scenario will be clear for him as well after the World T20. So we have to wait and see," he said.


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