Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has introduced his retirement from ODI cricket after his aspect had been knocked out of the ICC Cricket Global Cup 2019.
The 37-year-old made his ODI debut towards the West Indies in 1999, and because then has performed in 287 fits, scoring 7,534 runs – together with 9 centuries – and taking 158 wickets.
Having retired from Check cricket in 2015 to concentrate on restricted overs sport, Malik used to be decided on in Pakistan’s squad for this yr’s Global Cup version however used to be dropped from the taking part in XI after scoring simply 8 runs in 3 innings.
Talking after Pakistan’s 94-run victory over Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday, which noticed the Males in Inexperienced fail to see the fourth semi-final spot to the Black Caps on account of their inferior net-run-rate, Malik showed his retirement from the 50-over layout however reiterated his goal to play in subsequent yr’s T20 Global Cup.
“I’m unhappy that I’ll be leaving the layout of cricket that I as soon as liked,” Malik mentioned. “However glad that I’ll be spending extra time with my circle of relatives.
“I want to thank one of the most maximum essential individuals who’ve supported me thru those 20 years of global cricket, beginning with the gamers I shared dressing rooms with, the coaches I performed underneath, my family and friends, the media, my sponsors, the Pakistan cricket board and sports activities board.
“However most significantly, my enthusiasts, I really like you all.
“In case you undergo the entire thing, every now and then you carry out and every now and then you don’t. However in fact [the World Cup] is a huge platform and expectancies had been top.
“In case you don’t carry out, that’s lifestyles and lifestyles by no means stops. I’m truly happy with my ODI occupation.”
A legend leaves the ODI box for the overall time.
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— Cricket Global Cup (@cricketworldcup) July five, 2019