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Shoaib Malik announces retirement from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

06:08 PM | 25 Jun, 2018
Shoaib Malik announces retirement from ODIs after 2019 World Cup
LAHORE - Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik says he will retire from ODIs after the next year's World Cup in the United Kingdom.

However, the 36-year-old will continue to play the T20 format, subject to his fitness and performances.

Malik, who debuted for Pakistan in 1998 in an ODI against West Indies in Sharjah, announced his decision during a press conference in Lahore on Monday.

"The 2019 World Cup is my last event of the 50-over cricket," Malik said. "I will try to keep playing T20s if I maintain fitness and form until 2020."

Malik is part of Pakistan's team which is going to tour Zimbabwe for a tri-nation T20 series (against the hosts and Australia) and a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Malik, who captained Pakistan for a year from 2007, has played 261 ODIs for Pakistan. He has scored 6975 runs at an average of 35.22, hitting nine 100s and 41 fifties, and taking 154 wickets at 38.65 in the process.

"If you have made goals for yourself that keeps you running... I have made some for myself. We have already won two big events: the World T20 [in 2009] and the Champions Trophy [in 2017]. The only thing left in my career [to win] is that 50-over World Cup. That is the thing I am looking at which makes me work hard. I have big hopes from these youngsters and myself. We are going to give our best."

Malik retired from Test cricket in 2015 after scoring his career-best 245 against England at Sharjah.

The writer is a member of the staff.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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