Veteran Pakistan batsman-allrounder Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODI cricket following Pakistan's 94-run victory over Bangladesh in their final game of the group stage of the ongoing World Cup. The 37-year-old decided to hang up his boots after a two-decade-long career where he played a key role in the Pakistani batting line-up with many remarkable knocks for the Men in Green.
Malik had previously said that he would retire following Pakistan's last match at the World Cup and did so on 6 July after failed to beat Bangladesh by the huge margin that was required in order for them to qualify to the semi-finals.
Netizens and fans took to social media to congratulate Malik and wish him luck for his future. Here are some of the reactions;
Malik was one of the finest role-models for upcoming cricketers in Pakistan.
Malik was one of the last players of the fiery era when Pakistan was in their prime.
Fans thanked Malik for his spectacular performance that saw Pakistan lift the World T20 Cup in 2009 and the match-winning knock that saw Pakistan win the Champions Trophy in 2017.
Malik's role as a mentor to the junior players was well known and fans took appreciated his efforts to guide the youngsters in the team.