The 37-year-old had announced retirement from One Day International cricket after ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Shoaib Malik is not abitious about his place for T20 World Cup in Australia which will take place later this year. Malik, who has been recalled for a three-match T20I home series against Bangladesh, last represented in the shorter format of cricket way back in February 2019 against South Africa. He is now enjoying his third decade in his cricketing career.
The all-rounder has appeared in record 111 T20 internationals for his national side – the most for any international player. Malik was discarded from the squad after having poor run of form in Cricket World Cup last summer. He is expected to finish his journey in international cricket with T20 World Cup in Australia in October this year.
“I am not thinking about the World Cup; my selection is for the Bangladesh series and I will try to avail whatever opportunity I get,”While interacting with media reporters in Lahore, Malik said “The World Cup is too far out, and I don’t set long term goals. Whatever’s in my hand I will try. There are lots of youngsters in the team who should be groomed and that is the priority. I also don’t want to make a statement that I will retire from T20 cricket after the World Cup. When the time comes, I will see how things are going.”