What he said:
I’m available to play for Pakistan. I never retired. I only said I wouldn’t play under the previous PCB management. I wasn’t comfortable with them because they didn’t respect players.
But as the board now has a new chairman and there’s a different team management, it is time to come back.
Shahid Afridi announces his comeback and availability for selection to the Pakistani cricket team.
The former skipper conditionally retired from international cricket after the tour to the West Indies this year citing differences with then PCB chairman Ijaz Butt and coach Waqar Younis.
Butt completed his term on October 8 ; Younis is no longer coach.
“I’m fit and can play for Pakistan for a few more years.I never ran after the captaincy. I just want to represent my country and can play under anyone.”
What he really meant:
“What’s retirement but a word—a word to be used at the drop of a hat and forgotten just as quickly.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“But, what happens to Butt?”