Senior Pakistan batsman Azar Ali has decided to retire from limited overs cricket, a source close to the cricketer said. 

“Azhar is retiring to focus on Test cricket," the source said. 

Furthermore, the source said, "The 33-year-old believes that youngsters in the team are playing good cricket and can take the team forward."

Debuting in 2011 against Ireland, Ali represented Pakistan in 53 ODI's and took charge of the team in the fifty over format in 2015.

He scored 1845 runs at an average of 36.9,  including three centuries and 12 half-centuries.

Ali last played an ODI match on January 13, 2018, against New Zeeland.

The cricketer will also address a press conference at 4pm Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium today.