I have earned the right to retire on my own terms: Shoaib Malik

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Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik on Friday said that he had no plans to retire in the near future and that it was his "right to retire when he pleased".

The 38-year-old cricketer, in a press conference, said that his physical fitness was up to the mark and he did not think he needed to call it quits anytime soon.

"Every athlete has the right to retire whenever he pleases as he is aware when he can no longer play his part," he said.

"I have no plans of retirement; I’m playing leagues and I’m fit in all aspects." 

When asked about his plans for this year’s ICC T-20I World Cup, Malik said that he would take the decision at a later time.

"With regards to international cricket, I'll think about it when the T-20 World Cup will be near." 

I have earned the right to retire on my own terms: Shoaib Malik