LAHORE - Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi took everyone by surprise on Friday when he abruptly announced his retirement from Test cricket after reportedly exchange of harsh words with Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt. According to reports coming from England, a group entered into the tiff with Shahid Afridi which is 'conspiring to get him replaced with Salman Butt as captain of the team. When the matter was brought to the notice of PCB chief Ijaz Butt, he sought details from Afridi after teams 150-run spineless defeat in the first Test against Australia, which led to a squabble between the chairman and the captain. The argument between them took a turn for the worse, prompting Afridi to announce his abrupt retirement from Test cricket. After loosing first Test to the Aussies, enraged Afridi said he would quit Test cricket after the second Test. It is a thoughtful decision. I think Salman Butt is the best man for this job now, BBC Radio quoted Afridi as saying. I have a minor injury and I would rather focus on ODIs and Twenty20 cricket. Even Afridis Australian counterpart was taken aback by his unexpected decision regarding retirement from the Test cricket. That has surprised me as well after he has just played his first Test in four years here, Australian captain Ricky Ponting said.