Sania Mirza posts emotional message after husband Shoaib Malik's ODI retirement

Last Updated: Jul 06 2019 13:53
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TENNIS- Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has posted an emotional message for her husband Shoaib Malik who on Saturday announced his retirement from ODI cricket.

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib made the announcement after Pakistan team’s ouster from ICC ODI World Cup.

He tweeted, “Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all, #PakistanZindabad.”

Malik was given a guard of honour by the Pakistan players at the end of their match against Bangladesh on Friday.

Sania tweeted, “Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is a new beginning’ @realshoaibmalik, u have proudly played for your country for 20 years and u continue to do so with so much honour and humility. Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who u r.”

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, spinner Shadab Khan, pacer Wahab Riaz, batsman Babar Azam all took to Twitter to congratulate the veteran on an astounding 20 year career.