Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez announced his retirement from Test cricket in a press conference at the end of the second day’s play of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Abu Dhabi.
“I feel time is up,” said Hafeez. “I am announcing my retirement and feel happy that I worked hard in my career.”
Hafeez, who made his Test debut in 2003 against Bangladesh at Karachi, represented Pakistan in 53 Test matches, where he has scored 3,644 runs with the courtesy of 10 centuries and 12 half-centuries at an average of 38.35.
On the other hand, he has been a handy player for Pakistan throughout his Test career with the ball in hand, taking 53 wickets at an average of 34.05.
Mohammad Hafeez recently made a comeback against Australia in the longest format of the game after almost two years, he played an impressive inning of 126 runs on his return against Australia. But, he managed to score just 66 runs in the next seven innings.
The 38-year old is an integral part of Pakistan’s limited-overs squad, he is capable of batting at the top order and is extremely economical with both the new and old ball.
It has been reported that the man, who is also known as professor in the cricket fraternity, is taking this decision to dedicate his focus to white-ball cricket.