Pakistan allrounder Imad Wasim announces retirement from international cricket on November 24. Imad made his international debut for Pakistan on May 24, 2015 in a T20I match against Zimbabwe at Lahore.
Imad Wasim Announces Retirement From International Cricket
Imad Wasim Announces Retirement: Imad Wasim had been set to study medicine but the offer to play for the Pakistan U19 made him change his mind.
In his T20I debut game, Imad managed to score 4 runs and went wicketless after bowling 2 overs. Notably, Pakistan won the game by 2 wickets with 2 balls remaining.
He made his ODI debut on July 19, 2015 against Sri Lanka in Colombo and bagged a couple of wickets and helped his side to win the game by 135 runs difference.
Imad Wasim announced his retirement on his official social media handle with a heartwarming long statement.
Imad Wasim Retirement statement
“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,” Imad said.
“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 T20I formats was a dream come true. It’s an exciting time for Pakistan cricket going forward 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 has played for sides in the Caribbean Premier League, Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League and Twenty20 Cup as well as captained Karachi Kings in 3 Pakistan Super League seasons.
Notably, he was a member of the Pakistan team that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.