Shoaib Malik to take call on retirement closer to T20 World Cup
Pakistan’s senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday stated he will take a decision on international retirement closer to the T20 World Cup, arranged to be kept in October.
“The World Cup is still far off and I think right now my focus is on the Pakistan Super League and coming matches for Pakistan. When I get closer to the World Cup I will see what to do,” he stated.
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Malik, 38, has actually currently retired from Tests after 35 matches and One-day Internationals (287) however is still playing T20 format in which he has actually appeared in 113 games for Pakistan besides appearing in various leagues around the globe.
Malik, a former Pakistan captain, had actually stated after retiring from ODIs after the last World Cup that he would likewise call it gives up in T20 Internationals.
“I will have to see my fitness and position in the national side closer to the World Cup than I will take a decision on final retirement,” he informed press reporters.
The all-rounder likewise stated he didn’t take criticism to heart as it is like having breakfast in the early morning in Pakistan cricket.
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” One ends up being secondhand to it. I do not take it to heart. As I am not an insecure individual and I have actually accomplished a lot in life. For me even now to play for Pakistan is the most significant honour and carry out in addition to a senior expert.
“As far as my being dropped after the World Cup is concerned as a professional cricketer I have seen lot of ups and downs in life and I took it in my stride.”
Malik stated that he simply desired to get every chance readily available to him now to succeed for his nation.
Malik likewise recommended the Pakistan Cricket Board selectors to not select players on basis of 2 or 3 efficiencies in Pakistan Super League or league cricket.
“PSL is important for us as it is seen internationally and followed widely by the people and covered extensively by the media. But I would still emphasise don’t select anyone or one or two matches. Criteria should be strong to pick a player for Pakistan.”
“I would say if a player gives some good performances make him play at least two or three seasons and let him perform consistency in them before considering him for selection.”