New Delhi: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced his shocking retirement from Test cricket on Tuesday. The 33-year-old cricketer confirmed the news through micro-blogging site Twitter.
I have decided to retire from Test Cricket, will post my retirement blog soon. Please remember me in your Duas, love you all & thank you
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) November 3, 2015
Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Hafeez and Sohail Tanveer took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Malik's announcement. Here are the tweets
Really shocked with @realshoaibmalik test retirement..I respect ur decision.. Wish u all the best in future.. Stay blessed
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 3, 2015
Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on ur wonderful test carrier,u made ur nation proud many times,good luck for ODI&T20s
— sohail tanveer (@sohailmalik614) November 3, 2015
Malik said that he wanted to focus more on ODIs and is willing to play the 2019 World Cup.
The 33-year-old played 35 Tests for Pakistan where he has scored 1898 runs at an average of 35.14.