Lahore -- December 04, 2018 (PPI-OT)
Following is the text of press release issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, the ongoing Test in Abu Dhabi will be his last. He has made the following statement on the occasion.
Today I want to announce an important decision that I have made. I feel that the time is right for me to announce my retirement from the Test match format so that I can focus with my full energy on playing for Pakistan in the white ball formats especially with the ICC World Cup set to be played next year.
I feel honoured that I represented the country in 55 Test matches including the opportunity of captaining the team, I feel satisfied that I performed to the best of my ability in my 15 year-long Test career. I want to turn my focus solely on the white ball formats where I feel I can continue to deliver for Pakistan as an all-rounder.
I wish the Test team the very best for their upcoming assignments starting with the tour to South Africa, the team management especially the coach and captain have worked very hard in forming an exciting core of players that can serve the team for long.
Message from Chairman PCB: