Shoaib Malik—the Pakistan all-rounder has set his goals for playing at least until the 2020 World T20. The thirty-six years old Pakistani cricket star is fully aware that he would have to perform consistently for achieving the set goal.
The ex-Pakistan team captain took retirement from test cricket at the end of the year 2015, three tests after he received a shock return to the side after like a gap of five years.
He has been a regular member of Pakistan’s limited over-sides.
From a statement from the Caribbean Premier League T20 Tournament, Malik said that the 2019 World Cup—the fifty over cricket would be his last World Cup but he wants to play in the World T20 in 2020, which is also his goal for the Twnety20 cricket.
He further said that there are two major goals that he has in mind and in focus. He added that if he performs consistently then he wants to perform in these two World Cups.
Malik is a middle order batsman and a bowler, who bowls off-spin. He played thirty-five test matches for Pakistan and has represented the Pakistani team in two hundred and sixty-one-day internationals and ninety-five T20 matches.
He also played for the Barbados Tridents in the CPL for the last five years but now has joined the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2018 edition, which would be played from the 8th of August until the 16th of September.
— CPL T20 (@CPL) May 9, 2018
Malik regarding Guyana said he thinks it is more like playing in the sub-continent. Malik has also the experience of playing in the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League.
He said that playing well on a particular day is the most important thing for any cricketer and that is what he is looking up for.
He added that if one is playing for a new team a lot of expectations are then associated with the individual. When people see that somebody had played well for a longer span of time then with them the expectation are really high.