‘Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez should retire gracefully’: Ramiz Raja
By: PTI | Karachi |

Updated: April 6, 2020 7:36:34 pm


Shoaib Malik retired from ODIs after Pakistan exited 2019 ICC World Cup. (Source: ICC)

Former Pakistan captain and well-known commentator Ramiz Raja has suggested senior gamers Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to take retirement from worldwide cricket.

“They should leave international cricket with respect and gracefully,” he stated on Monday concerning the two former captains.

Talking to the media in a video convention, Raja stated he avoids making private feedback on a participant.

“I come across both during my assignments that is why I avoid making personal comments. There is no doubt both have served Pakistan cricket well all these years. But now I think it is time they gracefully retired from the Pakistan team,” he stated.

Ramiz stated he was not in search of any put up within the Pakistan Cricket Board and tried to talk actually on cricket issues.

“I think if they retire now it will help Pakistan cricket. We have a good pool of players and we must move ahead.”

Both Hafeez and Malik had been recalled to the Pakistan crew for the T20 format in February after remaining on the sidelines since final 12 months’s World Cup in England.

The resolution by head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq to recall them met with combined reactions and lots of have criticised the transfer to return to senior gamers within the shorted format.

Hafeez, 39 and Malik, 38, each have insisted they nonetheless have loads of cricket left in them to characterize Pakistan within the World T20 Cup later this 12 months in Australia. However, Hafeez has stated that he’ll retire from all worldwide cricket after the mega T20 occasion.

Malik, who retired from Tests 4 years in the past and likewise stepped down from ODI cricket final 12 months after the World Cup, stays tight-lipped about his future plans.

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