Pakistan's Azhar Ali retires from one-day internationals

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 01, 2018, 07.21 PM(IST)

File photo of Azhar Ali. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The right-handed batsman said he wanted to focus on his test career.

Former Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali on Thursday announced his retirement from one-day international cricket. The right-handed batsman said he wanted to focus on his test career.

"I haven't taken this decision suddenly. I have been thinking about it," Azhar told reporters in Lahore. "It's the right time to focus on tests. There have been terrific players in one-dayers in the Pakistan set-up.

"I want to concentrate on tests with the same fitness and energy that I have been. I didn't decide to retire after any hard feelings. It's my personal decision."

The 33-year-old became captain of Pakistan's ODI side after the 2015 World Cup but was replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed at the start of 2017 after a string of poor results.

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