Pakistan cricket team’s fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Shinwari, who played only one Test match for Pakistan, gave information on social media. Shinwari was out of the Pakistan team for two years due to injury. He has also played 17 ODI matches for Pakistan so far. Shinwari will now focus only on ODIs and T20s.
Thanks to @sportsphysiojav ALHAMDULILLAH I have made my comeback again from back injury and now I am absolutely fit but due to my Doctors and physio advises I have to leave Long format to avoid such injuries in future and prolong my Cricket career.I am Resigning from Red ball pic.twitter.com/63gy4J7RKS
— Usman khan shinwari (@usmanshinwari6) November 16, 2021
Announcing his retirement on Twitter, 27-year-old Shinwari wrote, ‘I want to thank physio Javed Mughal, due to which I was able to return to cricket. Now I am completely fit. But due to my doctors and physio’s advice and to avoid injury in future, I am taking the decision to quit the longest format of cricket, so that my cricket career can be prolonged. I am retiring from red ball cricket.
Shinwari played only one Test match for Pakistan in the year 2019 against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi. Shinwari made his ODI debut in December 2013, but had to wait four years to play his first ODI. He has also played T20 International matches for Pakistan. Shinwari has taken 13 wickets in 16 T20 matches and 34 wickets in 17 ODIs.