After Pak WC Exit, Sania's Husband Retires!

All-rounder Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODIs after the exit of Pakistan from 2019 World Cup. Pakistan couldn't qualify for Semis due to low net run rate inspite of having 11 points on par with New Zealand.

Post the last league match, Shoaib Malik wrote: 'Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all'.


Malik scored 7,534 runs in 287 ODIs at an average of 34.55. This include 9 Centuries and 44 Half Centuries. The 37-Year-Old took 158 wickets in ODIs.

This is how Sania Mirza responded over Shoaib Malik's retirement: 'Every story has an end, but in life every ending is a new beginning. You have proudly played for your country for 20 years, you continue to do so with so much honour and humility..Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who you are'.