2019 World Cup: Shoaib Malik announces his retirement from ODI
NEW DELHI: Pakistani veteran Shoaib Malik He announced his retirement from a day of international cricket on Friday shortly after Pakistan finished its 2019 World Cup campaign at Lord's in London.
Pakistan did not qualify for the semis, even after beating Bangladesh for 94 runs in their last league game.
Shortly after the end of the game, Malik announced his retirement, sharing the news on social networks.
Today I withdraw from An international day Cricket. Many thanks to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained, family members, friends, media and sponsors. The most important thing is my fans, I love them all, wrote Malik in his tweet.
Today I retire from An international day cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I… https://t.co/6vxFUDb2TG - Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) 1562350768000
The official Twitter handle of Cricket World Cup He also shared a video of Pakistani players giving the veteran batter an honor guard.
✅ Hugs galore ✅ Guard of honor ✅ Plenty of applause Pakistan gave Shoaib Malik a fitting send-off as he retired f ... https://t.co/oCAzFCBuAb — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 1562350253000
The 37-year-old played his last ODI against India in Manchester, which Pakistan lost by 89 runs (DLS).
Malik played 287 ODI where he scored 7,534 runs at an average of 34.55, along with nine centuries and 44 half centuries. He also took 158 windows with the best figures of 4/19.
Cricket mates went on social media to wish him luck for the future.
Shoaib Malik has today bid farewell from ODI cricket. A fantastic servant for @TheRealPCB 👏 #LoveLords https://t.co/ANMJjNnGMn - Lord's Cricket Ground 🏏 (@HomeOfCricket) 1562350217000
Congratulations to @realshoaibmalik for his wonderful career in ODI As, as a teammate he enjoyed his company, True ambassado ... https://t.co/8m08lv6trT - Mohammad Hafeez (@ MHafeez22) 1562350974000
Thank you @realshoaibmalik for all your guidance and support. You can continue smiling and laughing after your ODI re ... https://t.co/RdiZVS2mfC - Shadab Khan (@ 76Shadabkhan) 1562351632000
We started our career almost together, you have always been a good friend, a good colleague and a good mentor. Congratulations ... https://t.co/w3S3WWd898 - Kamran Akmal (@ KamiAkmal23) 1562351776000
I am sure that @realshoaibmalik would have mixed feelings at this time, since the way is over for 🇵🇰 in # WC2019. I just wanted ... https://t.co/A4klxuJGsO - Sikandar Raza (@ SRazaB24) 1562350870000
@realshoaibmalik you have been a superstar in and out of the Shaiby field. The game of a day will miss you! You have i ... https://t.co/bBbG7uN4pq - Azhar Mahmood (@ AzharMahmood11) 1562351342000
Congratulations to @realshoaibmalik bhai for a wonderful career at ODI. It was a pleasure to share that beautiful memory ... https://t.co/JwiMPJXIwn - Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) 1562352393000
Well done shoaib bhai @realshoaibmalik in your wonderful ODI career, thank you for your services to Pakistan, I really enjoyed ... https://t.co/YF2Et2VzpV - Sohail Tanveer (@ sohailmalik614) 1562352359000