Shoaib Malik reveals the details about his final outings for Pakistan
Shoaib Malik made his debut for Pakistan way back in 1999.
Updated - May 9, 2018 4:54 pm
Shoaib Malik made his international debut for Pakistan way back in 1999 in an ODI against the Windies at Sharjah in UAE. Ever since, he has been an integral part of the team, especially in the limited-overs formats. He has also played 35 Tests for his country, however, couldn’t cement his place in the whites. Nevertheless, he made a shock return to the squad for England’s 2015 tour of UAE, Pakistan’s adopted home.
He scored a stupendous double century to start with but strained thereafter to make any sort of impact and bid adieu to Test cricket following the series. Meanwhile, he has continued to play ODIs and T20Is on a consistent basis. Recently, the Sialkot-born cricketer revealed his last outings for the national team going forward.
“Let’s see how it goes”- Shoaib Malik
“The 2019 World Cup, 50-over cricket, is my last World Cup, but I want to play in the World T20 in 2020, that is my goal for Twenty20 cricket. These are the two big goals which I’m looking at – let’s see how it goes. If I’m consistently performing then I want to play these two World Cups,” Malik was quoted as saying in a statement to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Malik has played five seasons for the Barbados Tridents and turned out be a fulcrum for them. However, the Guyana Amazon Warriors have roped him in at a price of $130,000 in the draft of the tournament back in March. Malik also talked about the expectations for being an experienced campaigner while showing his eagerness to play for the new franchise.
“Guyana is more like you’re playing in the sub-continent I think. But on that particular day performance is the key of any cricketer and that’s what I’m looking for. Obviously, if you’re playing for a new team the expectations are a lot from you. When they have seen someone that did well for a longer run the expectations are obviously high,” he added.