Imad Wasim Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim has announced his retirement from international cricket. The southpaw announced his decision to call time on his career through a social media post, saying that he will be now focusing on franchise cricket across the globe. 

Imad Wasim said that he has been thinking a lot about his international career and now he feels that it’s the right time for him to call time on his career. He thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their support to him over the years and stated: 

“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,” he stated.

Imad Wasim added that his dream came true after representing Pakistan 121 times in two formats. He passed his good wishes to young players and said that he wanted to see them excel. He added: 

“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.” 

Imad Wasim has been a great servant for Pakistan in all three formats of the game. The all-rounder contributed equally well with both bat and ball and played a crucial role in some of the major victories including the Champions Trophy win in 2017. 

I now look forward to focussing on the next stage of my playing career – Imad Wasim 

Imad Wasim further thanked all the Pakistan fans for supporting him throughout his career. He added that he will now be looking to focus on playing cricket away from the international stage. He explained: 

“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 made his ODI and T20I debut in 2015. He represented Pakistan in the World Cup 2019 and played in the T20 World Cup as well in 2021. He played 55 games in the 50-over format and scored 986 runs. The all-rounder took 44 ODI wickets. In 66 T20Is, he bagged 65 wickets and scored 486 runs.

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