Pakistan:Shoaib Malik retired from one-day internationals after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign ended at Lord’s on Friday. Malik had retired from Test cricket in 2016.
Shoaib Malik was dropped from the playing xi after repeated failures during the World Cup. He was replaced by Harris Sohail who played a few impactful innings.
I have no regrets. But it’s just that I have been too flexible in my batting order. I have batted wherever the team wanted. I have been dropped many times, I missed a few years of international cricket and have been around for 20 years, Malik said. I am disappointed to be judged on two bad games here, Malik said.
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 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/zlYvhNk8n0
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) July 5, 2019
Malik was in the middle of a controversy after photos of him having dinner with wife Sania Mirza went viral.
Unfortunately for Malik, he had scored a duck in a heavy defeat to India. The photos went viral the day after but the dinner was before the high-profile game against India.