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Shoaib Malik retires from Test cricket

Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who made a spectacular comeback into the Pakistani Test squad after five years, on Tuesday announced retirement from the longest format of the game.

Malik added that he wanted to focus more on ODIs and is willing to play the 2019 World Cup.The 33-year-old said that he wanted to vacate the place for youngsters who are ready to fill in his shoes.

In the first Test of the on-oing three-match series, Malik slammed 245 runs against England at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match ended in a draw.

Malik has played 34 Tests for Pakistan where he has scored 1860 runs at an average of 35.76.

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