Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik retires from ODIs


Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from One Day International Cricket on Twitter after Pakistan played with Bangladesh yesterday. The player made his ODI debut at the tender age of 17, in the year 1999. Now, after 20 years, Shoaib announced his retirement.

Shoaib Malik Tweeted:

“Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all, #PakistanZindabad,”

Sania Miraz, his wife Tweeted :

“Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is a new beginning’ @realshoaibmalik, u have proudly played for your country for 20 years and u continue to do so with so much honour and humility. Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who ur,”

Pakistani cricket fraternity appreciated his career performance and bid adieu to this legendary player. Here are some of the tweets:

Mohammad Hafeez – “Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on wonderful ODI career, As Teammate enjoyed ur company, True ambassador of Pakistan Ur & as Fan of Pakistan Cricket would like to thank U for ur contributions in Pakistan Cricket, Good Luck for future Endeavours, Stay Blessed.”

Shahid Afridi – “Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on a commendable ODI career spanning over a couple of decades. You’ve made your country proud with all you have achieved & are a true ambassador to the Nation. I’ve enjoyed the times we have played together & wish you all the very best.”

Shadab Khan – “Thank you @realshoaibmalik for all your guidance and support. May you continue to smile and laugh after your ODI retirement. Stay blessed brother. #ThankYouShoaibMalik.”

Wahab Riaz – “What an amazing 10 years we’ve had together. You’re someone who’s built and rebuilt his career and always had a huge smile on his face. Will miss your presence in the dressing room and on the field. Sialkot ki shan, always stay happy my bro @realshoaibmalik.”