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International cricket has already bade adieu to some of the world-class cricketers in 2019. It is the rule of the nature that the previous generation will make their way for the younger lot. We have witnessed many star cricketers bidding farewell to international cricket in 2018 and 2019 has been no different.

While the emergence of new blood is always heartening to see, it also simultaneously spells the end for some seasoned veterans. Some called time on their careers on a high, but not all of them were lucky to get the farewell they deserved.

Here is the list of cricketers who have announced their retirement in 2019:

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Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik. Credit: Twitter

Pakistan all-rounder, Shoaib Malik, announced his retirement from ODI cricket minutes after their last ICC World Cup 2019 fixture. However, Malik will continue playing in the T20s and aims to feature in the World T20 next year.

Malik, who made his debut in the 1990s, played a total of 287 ODIs, garnering 7534 runs, the fifth-highest tally for a Pakistan batsman. He also took 158 wickets, in a career that began against West Indies at Sharjah in October 1999.

The veteran all-rounder has been one of the stalwarts of Pakistan cricket still competes in various T20 leagues across the globe.

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