Thursday, December 2, 2021

Pakistan bowler Usman Shinwari announces retirement from Test cricket – Latest Cricket News

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.

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.

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