Pakistan cricket team’s fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Shinwari, who played only one Test match for Pakistan, gave information on social media. Shinwari was out of the Pakistan team for two years due to injury. He has also played 17 ODI matches for Pakistan so far. Shinwari will now focus only on ODIs and T20s.
Usman Khan Shinwari announces retirement
Announcing his retirement on Twitter, 27-year-old Shinwari wrote, ‘I want to thank physio Javed Mughal, due to which I was able to return to cricket. Now I am completely fit. But due to the advice of my doctors and physio and to avoid injury in the future, I am taking the decision to quit the longest format of cricket so that my cricket career can be prolonged. I am retiring from red-ball cricket.
Picked 34 wickets in 17 ODI matches for Pakistan in T20 Internationals
Shinwari played only one Test match for Pakistan in the year 2019 against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi. Shinwari made his ODI debut in December 2013. But he had to wait for four years to play his first ODI. He has also played T20 International matches for Pakistan. Shinwari has taken 13 wickets in 16 T20 matches and 34 wickets in 17 ODIs.
Usman Shinwari’s career was known for his fast bowling
Usman Shinwari is known for his fast bowling in his cricket career. But due to injury, he stayed away from the field for a long time, and now he has taken the decision. He wants to stay away from red-ball cricket so that his career does not get much emphasis. Usman Shinwari played his last international match against Sri Lanka only two years ago. After that, he has not been seen in Pakistan jersey. He has appeared in 17 ODIs, 16 T20s, and one Test match for Pakistan. He has taken 34 ODI, 13 T20, and one Test match wickets respectively.