National cricket team fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Usman Shinwari wrote that he was resigning from red-ball cricket to avoid back injuries and prolong his cricket career. The right-arm fast bowler, meanwhile, has played 33 first-class games where he has taken 96 wickets at an average of 26.84.
Fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari announced retirement from Red Ball
The Test cricketer said in a statement on his Twitter account:
“I have now got rid of my back and am now available for the national cricket team. I am retiring.”
In a tweet he said:
“Thanks to @sportsphysiojav ALHAMDULILLAH I have made my comeback again from a back injury and now I am absolutely fit but due to my Doctors and physio advice, I have to leave Long format to avoid such injuries in the future and prolong my Cricket career. I am Resigning from Red ball.”
It should be noted that Usman Shinwari has represented Pakistan in one Test match for the national team. While he has also played 17 ODIs and 16 T20 Internationals in which he has taken 47 wickets.