Test cricketer Azhar Ali has announced his retirement

Pakistan’s test cricketer and former national team captain Azhar Ali has announced his retirement from international cricket. Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Friday, Azhar Ali said that he will retire after playing the last match of the Pakistani team on Saturday. While being overwhelmed during the press conference, he said that it is a matter of pride for him to represent Pakistan and he is carrying good memories of his cricket career.

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Like everything that begins, it has to end and I am trying to end my career in international cricket on a good note. I have the best memories of the Pakistani cricket team, my teammates, and the coaches I worked with. However, Azhar Ali clarified that he will continue to play domestic cricket. In response to a question about retirement, Azhar Ali said that it was his own decision, no one said anything, and he did what he thought was best for him. He further said that he is happy for the young players to come to the team, mistakes can happen to everyone but this is the effort of the management to select the best team.

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In response to another question, Azhar Ali said that he had already thought that he was going to play the last season, and he also said that he also wanted to complete 100 Test matches, which now will not be fulfilled. Talking about future plans, Azhar Ali said that he will continue with domestic cricket and also wants to do something for the people. It should be noted that the former captain and opener of the Pakistan team Azhar Ali announced his retirement from ODI cricket in the year 2018. He had said that he wanted to focus only on Test cricket after retirement.

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