Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik on Friday made it clear that he has no intentions of asserting his retirement from the game.
“I am saying very clearly today that I have not even thought about retirement. I have no plans to retire now because I am fit, I can bat, I can bowl and I can field,” the 39-year-old all-rounder advised the media on Friday.
Malik had lately taken photographs on the Pakistan workforce administration in a sequence of tweets, inferring that captain Babar Azam was not being allowed to take his impartial selections and the pinnacle coach had private likes and dislikes in deciding on gamers.
He had additionally referred to as for the appointment of a white-ball coach for the nationwide workforce. “I have recently signed two-year contracts in some leagues so where does questions of me taking retirement after the World Cup arise,” he mentioned.
Malik, regardless of specializing in solely the T20 format now since retiring from the Test and ODI codecs, has been saved out of the Pakistan white-ball squad since final 12 months as head coach Misbah-ul-Haq retains attempting a number of new gamers within the taking part in XI.
Malik apparently has made it clear to the coach that even when he considers deciding on him once more he’ll bat at a set place of quantity 4 within the lineup and never be moved round like previously.
Malik additionally claimed that every time he performed within the Pakistan Super League (PSL) or different international cricket leagues he saved on performing within the shortest format and has labored very arduous on his health even now to compete with youthful gamers.
The veteran allrounder has performed in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his nation.