Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of the current series against England in the United Arab Emirates.
The 33-year-old veteran has decided to move on from his time in cricket’s longest form after the third day’s play of the final Test in Sharjah.
Although he wanted to focus more on One-Day Internationals and is willing to play the 2019 World Cup to be played in England and Wales.
“We have some good youngsters and now is the time to retire,” Malik said. “Family comes first. I want to focus on the 2019 World Cup.”
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
Malik made his test debut against Bangladesh in 2001 – has scored 1898 runs in 35 Test appearances at 35.14, which includes three centuries.