Shoaib Malik withdraws from T10 League to spend time with family
- Updated: November 13, 2018
Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik announced his withdrawal from the upcoming second season of the T10 League citing family reasons. The cricketer was the captain of the team ‘Punjabi Legends’ in the 10-over tournament which begins in UAE from 21st November.
Shoaib Malik posted a tweet today from his Twitter account regarding his participation in the tournament:
I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of @PunjabiLegends_ #T10League to spend time with my family. This was a tough decision (sp since my wife thinks I should play) but I want to be with my wife and son more than anything else. Hope you all will understand 🤗
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) November 12, 2018
Malik recently represented Pakistan in the limited-overs matches of UAE tour against New Zealand. He was also one of Pakistan’s mainstays in the Asia Cup tournament which was played out in UAE. His wife, Indian Tennis star, Sani Mirza gave a birth to a baby boy on October 29.
Last month, the former Pakistani captain took to Twitter to announce the birth of his son and also revealed his name as Izhaan Mirza-Malik.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018
T10 League is a professional 10-over cricket league which is scheduled from 21st November to 2nd December and will be played out at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Dubai.