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Hamid Hassan likely to stop playing ODIs after CWC19

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pacer on Wednesday announced that he might retire from the limited-overs format after the upcoming ICC Men's

"Probably this is going to be my last for my country. I may stop playing ODI after this tournament. However, I would continue playing T20 cricket, either for or in the (domestic T20 league) or the leagues abroad," International Council (ICC) quoted Hassan as saying.

"As a who has dedicated all his life to cricket, the decision to quit is always a tough one. However, after a lot of thought, I felt after the and the recovery process I went through, it is time to consider my health seriously," he said.

Hassan has made a comeback to the 15-member team for the upcoming The last played an ODI in 2016.

The 31-year-old has been constantly bogged down by and the selectors surprised everyone by including him in the squad.

"If I continue playing further ODI cricket, it may harm my knee. However, if I play four-day cricket, it'll help me extend my cricket career, enabling me to participate in T20s for Afghanistan," Hassan said.

"Every has to retire one day. There are players in the national team who are senior and are of the same age as me. I think it is better to bid farewell when you are performing well, and have a good name before it becomes a burden for the national team," he said.

Hassan has played 32 ODIs for Afghanistan and has taken 56 wickets in them.

Afghanistan will take on in their opening match of on June 1.

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 15:55 IST