Imad wasim announces retirement from international cricket

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Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim announced on Friday his retirement from international cricket.

In the last few days, I have been giving several thoughts concerning my international career. I feels that it’s time to declare retirement.the 34-year-old said in a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).

Wasim thanked the PCB, saying, ‘it is indeed an honour to have represented Pakistan for all these years’.

He said, ” All 121 my showings in ODIs and T20 formats were my own dreams.”

Mr. Wasim stated, “it’s an exciting time for Pakistan with new coaches and senior leadership arriving into the mix.” He added that he hoped to see them flourish in the future.

He said, “I am glad that I can now concentrate on other important aspects of my playing career after retiring from international stage”.

On X, PCB responded to Wasim in thanks for “his services to Pakistan cricket over the years”.

The PCB, therefore, concluded by wishing him good luck in his endeavors.


Imad Wasim has been an essential component of the Pakistani game overtime, particularly in the white ball cricket sector whose results have always determined the fate of this game for the last couple of times. Although he has decided to call it quits, we are going to miss him as he walks off on the pitch.

“Finally, on behalf PCB and it management committee, we say many thanks to Imad with all our hearts for his contribution to Pakistan’s crickett and wish him all good luck for his further business”.

Following this, the board also issued another press release in which the PCB Interim Management Committee chairman, Zaka Ashraf described Wasim as having “been of value to the Pakistani cricket.”
His game play, especially in white-ball cricket, has been key to the team’s success. Though we respect his decision to retire, it will be difficult not to miss him on the field.”

Lastly, he said, “We express our appreciation to Imad on behalf of the PCB Management Committee for his services to Pakistani cricket and wish him all the best in his upcoming projects.”

Wasim played 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is representing Pakistan after making his international debut in May 2015 when he faced a team of players from Zimbabwe. He took 109 wickets and made 1472 runs during his international stint.

This is also made against the background of changes in Pakistan cricket after devastating World Cup campaigns. This past one week, Babar Azam stepped down as the national team captain across all three formats.
Later, the PCB appointed Shan Masood as Test captain, handed over the reigns of T20s to Shaid Shah Afridi and took on team director Mickey Art with ex-captain Muhammad Habib to replace the chief selector role of Wahab Riaz.

Raja Arslan

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