Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Malik, announced his retirement from One Day International cricket today following Pakistan’s World Cup Qualifier match with Bangladesh.
Malik started his one-day international against West Indies in 1999 and his career spanned 20 years.Alongside the current 2019 World Cup, Shoaib Malik also featured in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies, and a total of five editions of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
He shared a heartfelt message on Twitter today, after announcing his retirement, “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 , wrote Shoaib Malik on his Twitter.
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
Celebrities and fellow cricketers shared warm wishes for Shoaib, thanking him for his service in cricket over the years.
Congratulations @realshoaibmalik bhai for a wonderful ODI career. It was absolute pleasure sharing such nice memories with you specially champions trophy. Thank you so much for everything. #pakistanZindabaad
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) July 5, 2019
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) July 5, 2019
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 5, 2019
— Adnan Shah Qureshi (@AdnanShahQurshi) July 5, 2019
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) July 5, 2019
Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on wonderful ODI career 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 , As Team mate enjoyed ur company, True ambassador of Pakistan U r & as Fan of Pakistan Cricket would like to thank U for ur contributions in Pakistan Cricket , Good Luck for future Endeavours, Stay Blessed pic.twitter.com/BkaaxDbvKr
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 5, 2019
Thank you Shoaib for your invaluable contribution to Pakistan cricket. A match-winner on so many occasions, you have made us proud with your skill and consistent hard work. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours. May Allah bless you! https://t.co/mu6PFVCRjx
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) July 5, 2019
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) July 5, 2019