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Pakistan Test batter Asad Shafiq on Sunday, 10 December 2023 announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The 37-year-old, who was last seen plying his trade for the Karachi Whites in the National T20 Championship, revealed that decision comes after experiencing a dip in form.

Speaking at the press conference after leading the Karachi Whites to the title win made this announcement, stating, “I am not feeling the same excitement and passion playing cricket and neither do I have the same fitness levels required for international cricket. Which is why I have decided to say goodbye to all cricket.”

The now former Pakistan batter, who played his last match of the career in the National T20 Cup finale, was also given a special guard of honour. Players from his team, Karachi Whites lined up as Shafiq big adieu to the game of cricket.

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National selector contract for Asad Shafiq

The 37-year-old Pakistan cricketer during the press conference also confirmed on his next chapter. The Test mainstay added that he looks forward to signing a contract with Pakistan Cricket Board. “I have got the contract from the board and I am looking at it and hopefully it will be processed soon.” Asad is likely to take up the post of national selector with the PCB.

The Karachi-born cricketer played a pivotal role in the Pakistan Test batting lineup from 2010 to 2020, scoring 4660 runs in 77 games at an average of 38.19. He also featured in 60 ODIs and 10 T20Is.