Lahore (November 01, 2018): Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has decided to retire from ODI cricket, a source close to the cricketer said.
“Azhar is retiring to focus on Test cricket,” the source said.
Furthermore, the source said, “The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the team forward.”
Debuting in 2011 against Ireland, Ali represented Pakistan in 53 ODI’s and took charge of the team in the fifty over format in 2015.
He scored 1845 runs at an average of 36.9, including three centuries and 12 half-centuries.The cricketer will address a press conference at 4pm Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium today.
Earlier this year, Pakistan opening batsman Azhar Ali signed a contract with English county Somerset for the remaining part of the season.
That was the first time when the 33-year-old Ali took part in a county stint.
He featured in the remaining seven matches for the county side.