Lahore, December 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, the ongoing Test in Abu Dhabi will be his last. He has made the following statement on the occasion.
“Today I want to announce an important decision that I have made. I feel that the time is right for me to announce my retirement from the Test match format so that I can focus with my full energy on playing for Pakistan in the white ball formats especially with the ICC World Cup set to be played next year.
I feel honoured that I represented the country in 55 Test matches including the opportunity of captaining the team, I feel satisfied that I performed to the best of my ability in my 15 year-long Test career. I want to turn my focus solely on the white ball formats where I feel I can continue to deliver for Pakistan as an all-rounder.
I wish the Test team the very best for their upcoming assignments starting with the tour to South Africa, the team management especially the coach and captain have worked very hard in forming an exciting core of players that can serve the team for long.”
Message from Chairman PCB:
Chairman PCB Mr. Ehsan Mani has congratulated Muhammad Hafeez on his Test career which included 10 centuries and 12 half-centuries, besides a tally of 53 wickets.
“Hafeez gave some memorable and matching winning performances for Pakistan in the Test match format; he lent great balance to the eleven with his bowling abilities his contribution in Test cricket would be remembered for long. I wish him the very best for the remainder of his international career and hope that he continues to maintain his form and fitness leading up to the ICC ODI World Cup next year.”
For more information, contact:
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +9242 571 7231 -4
Fax: +9242 571 1860