Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik on Friday made it clear that he has no intentions of taking retirement from the game.
“I’m saying very clearly right this moment I’ve not even thought of retirement. I’ve no plans to retire now as a result of I’m match, I can bat, and I can bowl,” the 39-year-old batsman informed the media on Friday.
Malik had not too long ago taken pictures on the Pakistan group administration in a collection of tweets, inferring that captain Babar Azam was not being allowed to take his impartial choices and the top coach had private likes and dislikes in deciding on gamers.
He additionally known as for the appointment of a white ball coach for the nationwide group.
“I’ve not too long ago signed two-year contracts in some leagues so the place does the query of me taking retirement after the World Cup come up,” he mentioned.
Malik made it clear that he was very match and a performer.
“I can discipline in hotspots, I can take two runs and I can save two runs. When I’ve to bowl I may bowl and I’m batting effectively. My health is prime grade,” he mentioned.
Malik, regardless of now focussing solely on T20 format since retiring from Take a look at and ODI matches, has been stored out of the Pakistan white ball squad since final yr as head coach Misbah-ul-Haq carry on making an attempt a number of new gamers within the batting order.
Malik apparently has made it clear to the top coach that even when they contemplate deciding on him once more he’ll bat at quantity 4 on a set place and never be moved round like up to now.
Malik additionally made the purpose that every time he performed within the Pakistan Tremendous League or different overseas leagues he stored on performing within the shortest format and even now labored very laborious on his health to compete with youthful gamers.
The veteran allrounder has performed in 35 Checks, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his nation.