Mitchell Johnson tweeted about his unavailability in the upcoming Pakistan Super League.
He was slated to be a part of the Karachi Kings franchise in the third edition of the PSL.
Malik has been one of the senior most members in the Pakistani lineup for over a decade.
The 28 year old would be a significant asset for the new franchise with his ability to bowl at a quick pace
The Lahore franchise has made quite a few changes to their team setup for PSL 3.
Andre Russel was the leading wicket-taker in the inaugural edition of PSL in 2016 and took 16 wickets at an average of 17.25.
With 20-22 cricketers in each team, a majority of the players belong to different provinces.
The 38-year old is hopeful about participation in the next edition of the PSL.
Inclusion of a player from Kashmir is a matter of pride not only for him but also for the Lahore Qalandars team and for the PSL.
The 38-year-old also compared the PSL with IPL and termed which one is better in his view.