So it isn’t really uncommon news that Shoaib Malik has retired from any further World Cup tournaments. The news was spread like wildfire and Pakistanis initially did not give him the love he deserved after his long and successful career.
Today I retire from One Day International cricket. Huge Thank you to all the players I have played with, coaches I have trained under, family, friends, media, and sponsors. Most importantly my fans, I love you all#PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/zlYvhNk8n0
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) July 5, 2019
After his retirement announcement, he was not given the proper farewell that he deserved.
During the recent World Cup, Shoaib Malik expected to play the last game in the match against Bangladesh but was not put on the list to bat. This caused a lot of emotions amongst Pakistanis and many gave him the love he deserved.
In comes his dear wife, Sania Mirza, with a heartfelt message for him on Twitter.
I mean if this isn’t the cutest thing you have ever seen, I don’t know what would be.
The message starts off with, “Every story has an end, but in life, every ending is a new beginning”
Then she goes on to say, “[You] have proudly played for your country for 20 years and [you ]continue to do so with so much honor and humility”
I mean the man has devoted 20 years of his life for the sport and for his country. It’s so important to point out how long he was on the team and for how long he struggled to build the team and become a part of it as well.
She concluded with, “Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who [you are]”
Here’s the full tweet:
‘Every story has an end, but in life every ending is a new beginning’ @realshoaibmalik 🙃 u have proudly played for your country for 20 years and u continue to do so with so much honour and humility..Izhaan and I are so proud of everything you have achieved but also for who u r❤️
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) July 5, 2019
Shoaib Malik hasn’t publicly responded yet, but Pakistanis had a lot to say.
Congratulations our legend Star of Cricket @realshoaibmalik Really missing like you legend .. pic.twitter.com/QVD8myVH4Q
— Khawaja Musharaf 🇵🇰🇱🇾💪 (@KhawajaMusharaf) July 5, 2019
Some warm wishes
Congratulations to #ShoaibMalik for such a brilliant career. Wishing him good luck for his 2nd Innings with you and Izhaan. #CWC19 #ShoaibMalikRetires
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) July 5, 2019
Kya baat hai itna senti sa message
Bhabi i know u r hurt ..I m too .. But u know both side of the border we hve such immature people thy r not the real cricket fans .. We can't stop them .. But today is a big day evry one is praising our hero @realshoaibmalik career he ws n will be my fav alrounder after lala pic.twitter.com/giJiW7t0wl
— Naͥveͣeͫd KhaN (@poetnaveedtalib) July 6, 2019
#ThankYouMalik Sbb ❤️❤️
He'll Surely Missed 😔💔 pic.twitter.com/AgyIa1UjDw
— Mubeen_ch 🥀 (@Mubeen_says) July 5, 2019
Wah ji wah logo ko bhabi ki izzat bhe karni ati hai
Bhabhiiiii apne tou dil jeet liya ❤
— Ambreen 🇵🇰 (@itx_halloween) July 5, 2019
Great words, from a great wife to a great husband. Good luck both of you.
— Sohail Azmie (@SohailAzmie) July 6, 2019
What do you think of Sania’s thoughtful message to her husband?
Pakistanis Are Giving Shoaib Malik All Their Pyaar After He Didn’t Receive The Farewell He Deserved
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