World Cup 2019: Shoaib Malik announces retirement from the ODI cricket
London : Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from the ODI cricket after his side scored a good 94-run victory against Bangladesh in their last game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 37-year-old, who did not feature in the game, was given a standing ovation by all the Pakistan players as he left the ground after the celebrations.
Shoaib Malik said, "I've said earlier that I'd retire from ODIs after the World Cup. I'm here to announce that today. Thanks to my fans who've supported me, I love them all."
Shoaib Malik had started playing for Pakistan in 1999 against West Indies. Since then, he went on to play 287 ODIs for Pakistan in which he hammered 7,534 runs which included 9 tons and 44 fifties. The allrounder also picked 158 wickets during his career.
He has also played 35 Tests in which he has scored 1,898 runs with 3 hundreds and 8 fifties. He has also played 111 T20Is for the side in which he has scored 2,263 runs which include 7 fifty-plus scores.