‘I am fit, I can bat and I can bowl’: Shoaib Malik
Karachi : Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik on Friday made it clear that he has no intentions of taking retirement from the game.
“I am saying very clearly today I have not even thought about retirement. I have no plans to retire now because I am fit, I can bat, and I can bowl,” the 39-year-old batsman instructed the media on Friday.
Malik had not too long ago taken photographs on the Pakistan group administration in a sequence of tweets, inferring that captain Babar Azam was not being allowed to take his unbiased selections and the top coach had private likes and dislikes in choosing gamers.
He additionally referred to as for the appointment of a white ball coach for the nationwide group.
“I have recently signed two-year contracts in some leagues so where does the question of me taking retirement after the World Cup arise,” he mentioned.
Malik made it clear that he was very match and a performer.
“I can field in hotspots, I can take two runs and I can save two runs. When I have to bowl I can also bowl and I am batting well. My fitness is top grade,” he mentioned.
Malik, regardless of now focussing solely on T20 format since retiring from Test and ODI matches, has been saved out of the Pakistan white ball squad since final 12 months as head coach Misbah-ul-Haq carry on attempting a number of new gamers within the batting order.
Malik apparently has made it clear to the top coach that even when they contemplate choosing him once more he’ll bat at quantity 4 on a set place and never be moved round like previously.
Malik additionally made the purpose that every time he performed within the Pakistan Super League or different overseas leagues he saved on performing within the shortest format and even now labored very onerous on his health to compete with youthful gamers.
The veteran allrounder has performed in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his nation.