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Imad Wasim announces retirement from International Cricket

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Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has formally declared his retirement from international cricket. 

The announcement was made through a heartfelt statement posted on his social media handle ‘X,’ where he reflected on his illustrious career and expressed gratitude for the support he received from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and fans alike.

“In recent days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my international career and I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to announce my retirement from international cricket. I would like to thank the PCB for all their support over the years – it has truly been an honour to represent Pakistan. Each of my 121 appearances across the ODI and T201 formats was a dream come true. It’s an exciting time for Pakistan cricket going forwards with new coaches and leadership incoming. I wish all involved every success and I look forward to watching the team excel.”

“Thank you to the Pakistan fans for always supporting me with such passion. A final thank you to my family and friends who have been so important in helping me achieve at the highest level. I now look forward to focussing on the next stage of my playing career away from the international stage.” Imad Wasim wrote.

 

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— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) November 24, 2023

Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf said: “Imad Wasim has been a valuable asset to Pakistan cricket. His performances, especially in white-ball cricket, have been crucial to the team’s success. While we respect his decision to retire, we will miss his presence on the field.

“On behalf of the PCB and its management committee, I extend our sincere thanks to Imad for his services to Pakistan cricket and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

It is worth noting that during his career, the 34-year-old participated in 55 ODI matches, accumulating 986 runs while also securing 44 wickets. 

In the T20Is, Imad boasts 66 appearances, where he not only contributed 486 runs but also claimed an impressive 65 wickets.