Azhar Ali decides to retire from ODI cricket

Senior Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has decided to retire from limited-overs cricket, a source close to the cricketer said.

ÔÇťAzhar is retiring from ODIs to focus on Test cricket,” the source said.

“The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the team forward,” the source added.

Debuting in 2011 against Ireland, Ali represented Pakistan in 53 ODIs and took charge of the team in the fifty-over format in 2015.

He scored 1,845 runs at an average of 36.9, including three centuries and 12 half-centuries.

Ali last played an ODI match on January 13, 2018 against New Zealand.

The cricketer will address a press conference at 4pm in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium today.

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