Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim formally announced his retirement from international cricket. Imad Wasim announced his retirement through his social media handle “X,” with a heartfelt statement. The Pakistani all-rounder reflected on his career and acknowledged the support from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and fans throughout his career.
“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 honor 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 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 focusing on the next stage of my playing career away from the international stage.” Imad Wasim wrote.
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 endeavors.”
The 34-year-old all-rounder played in 55 ODI matches for Pakistan, in these 55 matches he scored 986 runs and took 44 wickets for Pakistan.
In T20 Internationals Imad Wasim represented Pakistan in 66 matches. Imad scored 486 runs and took 65 wickets.