LAHORE - Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi says he might retire from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) after the World Cup 2015 and just concentrate on Twenty20s.

Afridi quit Test cricket four years ago after playing just 27 Test matches, but the hard-hitting all-rounder is a regular member of the limited-overs teams. He has played in three World Cups, and captained the team to the 2011 semifinals, after which differences with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials made him quit the captaincy. Pakistan's most capped T20 player, Afridi was only two games shy of Inzamam-ul-Haq's national ODIs record of 375.

Talking to the reporters here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday, Afridi said: "The 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand is important for two, three senior members of the team. I may retire after it and continue playing Twenty20 cricket."

"I've always say that my cricket is attached with my fitness and performance, and I will take the final decision after seeing my performance in 2015," he added.

The PCB has organised a one-month fitness camp here at its headquarters before announcing the central contracts, and Afridi said while he had attended a lot of camps during his 18-year career, there's no doubt this camp will be very tough.

He was in favour of performance-based central contracts, and said if someone performed throughout the year, he should get the A-plus category, and if a senior player's contract was reduced due to performance, he should accept it.

He also admitted to his desire to captain the Pakistan team but was not desperate for it. "The captaincy is not a bed of roses, it's an honour for a player. I've forgotten lots of things that happened in the past and it's my wish to be a captain, and it should be every player's wish.”

"I don't play to just survive in the team. Whatever cricket is left in me, I want to give it back to my country," he added.

Waqar Younis reportedly had differences with Afridi when he resigned from coaching Pakistan in 2012. With Younis reappointed and starting next month, Afridi hoped what happened in the past will remain there, and said he was looking forward to working with him again. "If Waqar Younis or Shahid Afridi didn't learn from their mistakes we can't move forward. We should all forget it, and move forward for the good of the country," he said.

Asked to comment on the recent turmoil in the PCB in which the chairmanship was handed back and forth between Najam Sethi and Zaka Ashraf by the courts, Afridi said, "Such things bring a bad name to cricket and the country. Cricket and cricketers should not suffer from such things, that's it."

Afridi also welcomed news that the PCB and Indian board reached an understanding to play six bilateral series from 2015-23, and lamented how Pakistan players were ignored by Indian teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). "You can't clap with one hand ... I don't think sport should be attached with politics. India is giving a negative message to the world, because everyone wants to see Pakistan players go and play in India,” Afridi concluded.