It’s not easy being Shahid Afridi, especially when one has played the game for 20 years and continues to harbour hopes of playing more.
The 36-year-old former Pakistan captain has been there and done it in over 500 games for his country but his hunger for more refuses to die down.
And that is despite previously retiring from the various forms on a number of occasions.
So on a day when Lionel Messi announced his international retirement on the back of a disappointing finish to Argentina’s Copa America campaign, Twitter chose to ask the most pertinent question – When will Shahid Afridi retire?
Here’s a compilation of the best tweets that are curious about Shahid Afridi’s impending, and 3,245,676th (NOTE: This is a conservative estimate), international retirement:
When Messi was asked about his retirement.— Comedywalas (@Comedywalas) June 27, 2016
Shahid Afridi अंतरराष्ट्रीय फुटबॉल pic.twitter.com/kBiCVm2Sok
Has Shahid Afridi retired again...for the 786th time?— Raman (@being_delhite) June 27, 2016
Why is he trending with #Messi?
Good decision, Messi bhai. I will also retire when I turn 29. ~ Shahid Afridi— Banaa de Chambal (@kamleshksingh) June 27, 2016
Shahid Afridi is a man of principles. Irrespective of sport and country, he takes back his retirement when any younger player retire— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) June 27, 2016
Life would be much better if Messi and Shahid Afridi alter their egos in case of retirement 😏— Renuka (@VermaRenuka) June 27, 2016
Why is Shahid Afridi trending? Is it his 17th birthday or something today?— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) June 27, 2016
Oh, okay. Looks like Shahid Afridi has announced retirement from international football.— Anuradha (@anuradha_kush) June 27, 2016
The Only Comeback Chance Of #Messi is to Send A Friend Request To Shahid Afridi— An MSD Fan ©® (@FailuresWay) June 27, 2016
When Shahid Afridi retired 1st time #Messi made his debut..:-D— Anish Verma (@anish_verma4) June 27, 2016
Now only Shahid Afridi can save Argentina.— Kamran (@IamKQ_18) June 27, 2016