” I’m going to keep playing cricket….” Pakistani Veteran Cricketer Says That He Will Continue Playing T20 Cricket

Pakistani cricket team players are under the scanner of the selectors, and even Babar Azam’s captaincy for all formats is in danger. Recently the performance of the Pakistani cricket team wasn’t so good. They are losing the home series as well as the overseas matches.

Pakistani team lost in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in the finals against England. After that, everyone remembers the Pakistani cricket team’s most experienced player, Shoaib Mallik. 40-year-old Shoaib is still featured in the Bangladesh Premier Leagues for Rangpur Riders and hopes to feature in the Pakistani national cricket team.

“Trust me, even though I’m the oldest in the team, you can compare my fitness with a 25-year-old. So, I guess what motivates me is that I still enjoy coming to the ground, and I still think the hunger is there. Until these two things are there, I’m going to keep playing cricket, and this is why I am not even thinking of retiring,” Malik told reporters at the Sylhet International Stadium.

Mallik further explained that I am fit and will continue playing T20s cricket. I have already retired from all other formats of cricket, but not in T20s. Whenever I get the opportunity to play, i will go and play.

“I would like to retire from internationals and complete cricket once and for all, but right now, I’m not even thinking about it, and I am enjoying my cricket whenever I get an opportunity. I do go and play. I have already retired from Tests and ODIs, but in T20s, I’m still very much available, and wherever I get my opportunity, I will give my best shot,” Mallik further explained.

Former Pakistani cricket made his debut in 1999 and has played 124 T20Is, scored 2435 runs at a strike rate of 125.64 and 287 ODIs, and scored 7534 runs at an average of 34.55 with 9 centuries. Shoaib also played 35 Test matches, scoring 1898 runs at an average of 35.14 with three centuries. He was Pakistan’s captain in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, where they lost in the final against India.

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