Anwar Ali retires from first-class cricket to focus on his limited-overs career

Anwar Ali

Pakistan cricketer Anwar Ali has decided to retire from first-class cricket so that he can prolong his white-ball career. Anwar confirmed the same with a tweet on social media.

Anwar stated every good thing must end, and his first-class career too has now drawn to a close. The 33-year-old also confirmed that this decision was taken by him so that he can completely focus on limited-overs cricket. Ali also urged the fans to continue supporting the Pakistan cricket team.

You can see the tweet from Anwar Ali below

Anwar Ali has a stellar record in first-class cricket

Anwar Ali has an excellent record in first-class cricket. The right arm pacer has featured in 108 first-class matches and has picked up 349 wickets at an average of 27.59 and a strike rate of 51.60. Ali has also picked up 20 five-wicket hauls and 4 ten-wicket hauls in his first-class career as well.

With the bat, Ali has scored 2670 runs in first-class cricket, including a hundred and 11 fifties. Ali has not represented the Pakistan side in even a single Test match. The 33-year-old has played 22 ODIs and 16 T20Is for the ‘Men in Green’.

While he has scalped 18 wickets in ODI cricket, Ali has prized out 10 willow wielders in the T20I format of the game. The right-handed batsman has scored 321 runs in ODI cricket, while he has amassed 109 runs in the T20I format of the game. Ali last played an international match for Pakistan in the year 2016.