“I think time is up. I’m saying my retirement and really feel satisfied that I labored onerous in my occupation,” stated Hafeez, who has additionally performed 203 one-day internationals and 89 Twenty20s.
“I have been considering of retiring from Exams for the closing two weeks and concept that now could be the time to go away the five-day structure however I will be able to proceed to play limited-over fits.”
His early occupation was once marked by way of off-and-on performances sooner than he settled within the group in 2011.
His most sensible ranking of 224 got here towards Bangladesh in Khulna in 2015 however he struggled in England the next 12 months and was once dropped.
Hafeez stated he was once no longer pressured into retirement.
“That is my very own choice,” stated Hafeez, after falling for nought on the second one day of the 3rd Take a look at. “I had conveyed the verdict to Pakistan Cricket Board and the choice committee.”
– Triumphant go back –
Hafeez got here again after a two-year hole in October, notching a super 126 towards Australia in Dubai however he has struggled since.
Additionally an off-break bowler, Hafeez took 53 Take a look at wickets however his occupation as bowler was once marred by way of questions over the legality of his bowling motion.
His motion was once reported on 3 separate events, the closing in October closing 12 months. After the second one document of his motion in August 2014 Hafeez was once banned from bowling at world stage for 12 months.
Hafeez stated he was once happy along with his Take a look at occupation.
“I’m happy with what I’ve completed,” stated Hafeez. “As an opener I labored onerous and maintained a normal, so I’m proud to have served my nation.”
(With AFP inputs)