Web Desk: Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has announced his retirement from Test cricket after an indifferent run of form in the series against New Zealand.
The 38-year-old Hafeez, who averaged just over 38 in a 55-Test career that spanned over 15 years, scored 20, 10, nine in the three innings before the third Test in Abu Dhabi.
“I feel time is up,” said Hafeez. “I am announcing my retirement and feel happy that I worked hard in my career.”
The Abu Dhabi Test is Hafeez’s 55th since making his debut against Bangladesh in Karachi in 2003. He has so far scored 3644 runs with ten hundreds and 12 half centuries.
Things came to a head when Hafeez was dismissed for a duck in the first over of the innings by Trent Boult.