Shoaib Malik has finally announced retirement from ODIs following Pakistan’s victory over Bangladesh. Green shirts failed to make into the semi-finals despite their four consecutive victories. Shoaib had intended to quit One-Day Internationals right after the World Cup and he followed it through the plan. Shoaib Malik retires from ODI Cricket- Farewell Messages from Cricketers and Celebrities poured on his wonderful career.
Former Captain, Malik, made his debut in One Day Internationals against West Indies in 1999. Since then, he has represented Pakistan in 287 matches, scoring 7,534 runs. He was an incredible off-spin bowler who took 158 wickets.
Shoaib Malik led Pakistan to the final of inaugural ICC Men’s t20 World Cup in 2007. He was a key member of Pakistan’s victorious campaign in the T20 World Cup 2009. Malik was the only senior player in Pakistan’s Champions League winning edition against India in 2016. His last appearance came against arch-rivals India in Manchester.
Malik confirmed his retirement Twitter following the Game against Bangladesh.
“Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all, #PakistanZindabad,” Malik tweeted.
Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all#PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/zlYvhNk8n0
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) July 5, 2019
Indian Tennis Star and Bhabhi Sania Mirza Expressed her love and affection for Husband on his retirement.
“Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is a new beginning. Shoaib Malik, you have proudly played for your country for 20 years and you continue to do so with so much honor and humility. Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who you are,” Mirza wrote.
‘Every story has an end, but in life every ending is a new beginning’ @realshoaibmalik 🙃 u have proudly played for your country for 20 years and u continue to do so with so much honour and humility..Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who u r❤️
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) July 5, 2019
Many Cricketers and Celebrities Bid Farewell to Shoaib Malik.
Raees’s Actress Mahira Khan Thanked Shoaib for his tremendous services for Pakistan.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) July 6, 2019
Bollywood’s Star Ritesh Deshmukh Joins the Party of farewell Greetings.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 5, 2019
Former Pakistan’s Skipper Misbah remembers the rebirth of his Career under Malik’s captaincy and how his contributions will be remembered.
@realshoaibmalik Congratulations on such a wonderful ODI career.We shared many good moments during this journey and enjoyed playing https://t.co/O5By2jdJkh was a rebirth of my cricketing career under your captaincy.Thank u for all your services bro and good luck for the future. https://t.co/zzDnhds4i1
— Misbah Ul Haq (@captainmisbahpk) July 6, 2019
Professor Mohammad Hafeez Congratulated him for his wonderful career. His contributions for Pakistan Cricket team will be remembered.
Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on wonderful ODI career 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 , As Team mate enjoyed ur company, True ambassador of Pakistan U r & as Fan of Pakistan Cricket would like to thank U for ur contributions in Pakistan Cricket , Good Luck for future Endeavours, Stay Blessed pic.twitter.com/BkaaxDbvKr
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) July 5, 2019
ICC Shared his farewell picture with the caption of “End of an Era”.
When Shoaib Malik made his ODI debut, Shaheen Afridi wasn't even born 🤯
The end of an era & the start of one too. pic.twitter.com/IaObf7icos
— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2019
How can you Miss-out Greetings from the Gentleman Harsha Bhogle?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 5, 2019
ESPN Cricinfo Bows down to such a long successful career of Shoaib Malik.
– Pakistan's fifth-highest ODI run-scorer
– Pakistan's fifth-highest ODI wicket-taker among spinners
– A player who's batted at all positions from Nos. 1 to 10
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 5, 2019
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) July 5, 2019
What an amazing 10 years we’ve had together. You’re someone who’s built and rebuilt his career and always had a huge smile on his face. Will miss your presence in the dressing room and on field. Sialkot ki shan, always stay happy my bro @realshoaibmalik ❤️ #ThankYouMalik pic.twitter.com/cDSa5AVgDi
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) July 5, 2019
Congratulations @realshoaibmalik on your great odi career. You served your country for 20 long years and played great cricket which is commendable. Just like you served Pakistan in ODIs and Tests i hope you do wonders in T20I too. May your life shine ahead . Inshallah pic.twitter.com/zAkGRSIdsM
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) July 5, 2019