Mohammad Hafeez shares a message after announcing his retirement

Mohammad Hafeez has taken to Twitter to express his gratitude to all those who helped him in his 15 years of cricketing career in the longest format of the game.

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Veteran Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from the longest format of the game. The ongoing Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi will be the final Test match for the 38-year-old cricketer. Unfortunately, he was dismissed for a duck in the first innings of the Test match. The veteran would hope to get another go, his final innings, in the second innings of the Test.

It is worth noting that the lack of good form in the ongoing series is not the reason behind Hafeez’s retirement. Hafeez opted to quit Test cricket in a bid to shift his focus on the shorter formats, keeping an eye on the coveted ICC World Cup 2019.

“To be honest, it was a tough decision and I was thinking about it for the last couple of weeks. But, I think this is the best time for me to exit from Test cricket and put all my efforts in white ball cricket where I feel I can offer more to Pakistan cricket moving forward,” Hafeez quoted making the announcement public.

Now, Mohammad Hafeez has taken to Twitter to express his gratitude to all those who helped him in his 15 years of cricketing career in the longest format of the game. He thanked his fans and remarked that at the end of his Test career, he is extremely satisfied with whatever he has achieved and is thoroughly proud about it.

Here is what Mohammad Hafeez had to say:

“M extremely Satisfied & Proud to announce my retirement from Test cricket, It’s been incredible journey of my life.Would like to thank all who helped me in this beautiful journey of my test career,” Mohammad Hafeez wrote in his tweet.

Hafeez represented Pakistan in 55 Test matches. His Test debut had come against Bangladesh back in 2003. He has amassed 3638 runs with 10 centuries to his name. He has also been a handy bowler for the national side and has accounted for 53 wickets in Test cricket. His career could have been more illustrious had it not been impacted by frequent bans by the ICC over his bowling action.

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