The ICC World Cup 2019 came to a thrilling finish with host England clinching their maiden title beating New Zealand in the Super Over boundary count at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground. It was one the greatest game in the history of the tournament. Although the Blacks Caps ended on the losing side for two consecutive times now, Kane Williamson & Co played some fantastic cricket throughout the competition and won millions of hearts.
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The last six weeks of intense cricket has gifted some world-class talent who will rule the cricketing field in the upcoming years. But some of the brightest stars of the game decided to bid farewell from this format of the game after their sides ouster from the tournament.
Here is the list of players who announced their retirement from cricket at the end of the ICC World Cup 2019:
Pakistan all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, announced his retirement from ODI cricket minutes after Pakistan’s last ICC World Cup 2019 fixture. The veteran all-rounder had a poor outing in the marquee event and played only three matches in the tournament scoring two ducks.
Malik has represented Pakistan in 287 ODIs for Pakistan over a span of almost two decades. He has scored 7534 runs including nine centuries and 44 fifties. Besides, Malik has also picked 159 wickets at an economy rate of 4.66 making him one of the greatest servant of Pakistan cricket.
The 37-year-old, however, will continue playing in the T20s and aims to feature in the World T20 next year.