Pakistani batting all-rounder, Shoaib Malik has clarified to his critics that he owes no plan of retiring as he is completely fit to serve Pakistan Cricket.
Malik is awaited for an opportunity call by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the mid-order batsman has not been a part of the squad since. He has been determinant to his game often dragging the team to win the match pulling it out of the losing situation.
The all-rounder with off-spinning tricks played his last T20I match versus England in 2020 in Manchester whereas, donned the Pakistan jersey in ODIs in the ICC World Cup 2019 against India.
When will Shoaib Malik retire? He reveals
“I’ve not even thought about retirement & have no plans to retire because I am fit, I can bat & I can bowl. I can field in hotspots, I can take runs quickly & can save runs. When I have to bowl I can also bowl & I am batting well & my fitness is top grade,”
Notably, he is the current oldest active player in the team along with Mohammad Hafeez. Shoaib Malik can be the crucial fit to solve the mid-order woes as the men in green suffer inconsistency.
Malik has played 60 innings of 35 Test matches scoring 1898 runs whereas, has contributed in T20Is in 106 innings of 116 matches with 2335 runs. In ODIs, he has 7534 runs featuring in 258 innings of 287 matches.
Notably, he is one of the four Pakistani players to cross a milestone of 2000 T20I runs. The other three in the elite list are Bismah Maroof, Mohammad Hafeez, and Babar Azam. He became the first from Pakistan to do so.
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