All-rounder Imad Wasim, a stalwart of Pakistan’s cricket team, has officially announced his retirement from international cricket, marking the end of an illustrious career spanning eight remarkable years. The 34-year-old Imad, who made his international debut in May 2015 against Zimbabwe, leaves behind a legacy that includes 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is for Pakistan. Throughout his international journey, Imad contributed significantly, claiming 109 wickets and amassing 1,472 runs.
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A vital player in the Pakistan squad, Imad Wasim played pivotal roles in major tournaments, notably being a part of the triumphant 2017 Champions Trophy-winning team. He also represented Pakistan in the 2016 T20 World Cup, the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and the 2021 T20 World Cup, showcasing his versatility and dedication to the team’s success. In expressing his gratitude, Imad thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their unwavering support, acknowledging the honor of representing his country in 121 appearances across the ODI and T20I formats. As he bids farewell, Imad looks ahead to an exciting era for Pakistan cricket with anticipation, highlighting the incoming new coaches and leadership that will guide the team in the future.
“I wish all involved every success and look forward to watching the team excel. I would like to thank Pakistan fans for always supporting me with such passion. I now look forward to focusing on the next stage of my playing career away from the international stage.”
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.
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“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.”