• Shoaib Malik to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

    Shoaib Malik to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup File Photo Shoaib Malik to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

    Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Monday announced that he will retire from one-day cricket after the next year's World Cup in the UK. However, he will continue to play the T20 format subject to his fitness and performances.

    Malik, who debuted for Pakistan in 1999 in an ODI against West Indies at Sharjah, made reporters aware of his decision during a press conference at Lahore ahead of Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe for a tri-nation T20 series (against the hosts and Australia) and a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

    "The 2019 World Cup is my last event of the 50-over cricket," Malik said. "I will try to play T20 cricket if I continue to stay fit and put up performances."

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