Shahid Afridi. (Source: Twitter

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has revealed he had almost decided to quit international cricket in 2009 due to internal politics in the Pakistan team.

“I decided not to play cricket anymore,” Afridi told Samaa TV.

“Shoaib Malik had become the captain and there was a lot of politics going on within the team,” he added.

“He said you’re so worried about your own performance and worldly matters. Just compare your hardships to those of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and you will realise that yours are nothing,” said Afridi