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Shoaib Malik: Interesting facts you ought to know about the cricketer

Malik made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Multan on August 29, 2001.

Shoaib Malik: Interesting facts you ought to know about the cricketer

New Delhi: Pakistan all-rounder Shoiab Malik on Tuesday called time on his Test cricketing career.

Former Pakistan skipper played 35 Tests for Pakistan where he has scored 1898 runs at an average above 35.

As the cricketer hung his Test boots, here are few interesting facts about the 33-year-old.

Malik made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Multan on August 29, 2001.

In his last Test innings, the stylish all-rounder got out for a golden duck against England at Dubai.

In March 2010, Malik received a one-year ban from international cricket from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB); the ban was overturned two months later.

Late Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer once stated for Malik that he is the sharpest tactical tack among his group and a real presence on the field.

On 12 April 2010, Malik married Indian tennis player Sania Mirza in an Islamic wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad.

He retired from Test cricket to concentrate on ODIs as he aims to play 2019 World Cup.

From Zee News

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