Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has denounced the concept gamers get slower as they become old and claimed that his health will be in comparison with a 25-year-old participant.
Shoaib is likely one of the Rangpur Riders’ high run scorers within the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). He usually competes towards gamers half his age.
“Trust me, though I’m the oldest within the crew, you may evaluate my health with a 25-year-old. What motivates me is I nonetheless take pleasure in coming to the bottom and I nonetheless assume that the starvation is there. As lengthy as these two issues are there, I’m going to maintain enjoying which is why I’m not even pondering of retiring,” Malik instructed the reporters in Sylhet on Sunday.
Malik, who was a part of Pakistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2021, clarified that he’s obtainable to be picked within the T20 format and is in no intention to bid farewell to the sport.
“I might retire from cricket as soon as and for all however proper now, my course of and ideas should not there, and at this second, I’m having fun with my cricket wherever I get a chance. I already retired from ODI and Test cricket however I’m nonetheless very a lot obtainable for the T20 format. Wherever I get the chance, I’m giving my greatest,” he mentioned.
Malik claimed that he adored the folks and delicacies of Bangladesh and had a specific fondness for the fish within the nation.
“I really like the folks of Bangladesh. They are very loving folks and help their crew. I really like the meals right here, particularly the fish. Even the gamers in Bangladesh are beautiful folks they usually wish to enhance their recreation. It’s a whole bundle after I come to Bangladesh,” he mentioned.
It is price mentioning right here that Malik has amassed 225 runs in seven matches for his facet Rangpur Riders within the BPL 2023.