Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik on Friday made it clear that he has no intentions of announcing his retirement from the sport.
“I am saying very clearly today that I have not even thought about retirement. I have no plans to retire now because I am fit, I can bat, I can bowl and I can field,” the 39-year-old all-rounder told the media on Friday.
Malik had recently taken shots at the Pakistan team management in a series of tweets, inferring that captain Babar Azam was not being allowed to take his independent decisions and the head coach had personal likes and dislikes in selecting players.
He had also called for the appointment of a white-ball coach for the national team. “I have recently signed two-year contracts in some leagues so where does questions of me taking retirement after the World Cup arise,” he said.