Pakistan were handed their third defeat in four games after they lost to Australia by 21 runs at Mohali to get knocked out of the ongoing ICC World T20.
Australia finished on a score of 193 for four at the end of 20 overs, with skipper Steve Smith (61 not out) helping his side recover from an early scare along with Shane Watson (44 not out) and Glenn Maxwell (30).
The Pakistan batsmen, in reply, got off to good starts but were not able to cope with the mounting pressure throughout the course of their run-chase, nor could they keep up with the escalating required run-rate.
With Pakistan out of the tournament, the match in all probability turned out to be Afridi's swansong — unless he has another u-turn in store for his fans.
On Friday, following the match, Firstpost Sports asked Twitter users to come up with the wittiest captions on an image which shows Afridi standing alongside Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram, staring down and appearing engaged in some kind of conversation.
There were several hilarious responses that followed, which are listed below:
Afridi: Bhai... Amir ne mujhe wo Kohli wali bat di....Courtney Walsh ki nikli https://t.co/ktjuQjLKxX
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) March 25, 2016
Upar mat dekhna nahi toh koi English mein sawaal pooch lega! https://t.co/6W0525eydV
— तेज (@advantej_) March 25, 2016
Afridi : Bhai I have to tell you something.
WA : is it what I think it is?
Afridi : There's some dirt on your shoes https://t.co/xf4QvYoI5X
— :: #WeltMeister :: (@takashiG) March 25, 2016
— प्रेकशक (@PhaniPrasad) March 25, 2016
Hi Parthiv Patel...how are you?? https://t.co/Q9N4FWskgI
— TheGoanPatiala (@TheGoanPatiala) March 25, 2016
Afridi: Wasim bhai, aane ke time bhi same issue thi, jaane ke time bhi same issue; Wasim: Kya? Afridi: Security https://t.co/6xkbVmPUjO
— P₹akash $inha (@Predicto_Praky) March 25, 2016
@FirstpostSports Wasim: Bhaijan apka shoelace khula hai
Afridi: Maine is bar slippers pehne hai, har baar same trick kaam nahi karega
— Manas Mitul (@ManasMitul) March 25, 2016
@FirstpostSports Wasim: Izzat mitti mein mil gayi ....
Afridi: let me check Bhai ....
— ™ǝʞolqʎʞuɐʍS (@NraYanReDdY) March 25, 2016
@FirstpostSports Bhaijaan, aap hare the toh kahan gaye the?
— Rogue Academic (@rogueacademic88) March 25, 2016
While one wishes Afridi got a better farewell, especially after a glittering career spanning two decades, let us hope his second innings turns out to be an equally joyous one.