Veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik wants to win 2019 ODI World Cup before retirement

LAHORE: Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik expressed his desire to end his cricket career by playing a vital role in Pakistan team’s victory in the 2019 ODI World Cup.

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“I have achieved everything in my career being part of the teams which won the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy, now I wish to see my team winning the ODI World Cup,” Malik told reporters at a news conference after the opening day of the Pak team’s training camp for Zimbabwe tour.

Shoaib said he is enjoyed playing cricket and he will hang up his shoes in ODI after the World Cup in 2019.

“After quitting one day cricket, I will concentrate on T20 cricket to maintain required form and fitness,” the all-rounder added.

When asked about Pakistan prospects in the triangular series, he said “Australia is the number two team in the T20 ranking and it isgoing to be a tough event but our team has bright chance as it comprises young talent which has proved its potential.”

Praising the role of Selection committee Malik said that “Selection committee is giving chance to those players who are showing consistency which is very important in every player’s career and helps him to build and prolong his cricket career.

He called upon the young generation not to spend a lot of time one their mobile phones and computer and spare some time for sports activities.

The team will feature in a T20 triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe and Australia from July 1 to 8. Pakistan will play a five match series against Zimbabwe from July 13.

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