Pakistan’s all-rounder, Imad Wasim, made a big announcement—retirement from international cricket. The 34-year-old shared on social media that it’s the right moment to end his international career.
“In recent days, I’ve been reflecting on my time in international cricket and I’ve decided that it’s time to step away” said Imad Wasim, who last played for Pakistan in May 2023.
Imad Wasim expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), fans, family, and friends for their unwavering support.
“Representing Pakistan in 121 matches across ODIs and T20Is has been a dream come true” he shared.
He also extended his best wishes to the new captains and coaches while stating his focus on cricket beyond the international arena.
With a career spanning 121 matches, Imad scored 1472 runs and took an impressive 109 wickets.
The PCB acknowledged Imad’s contributions and wished him well for the future.
It’s worth noting that Imad opted out of the ongoing National T20 in Karachi, choosing to join the Abu Dhabi T10 league starting on November 28 as part of the Deccan Gladiators’ squad.
Imad is part of the Deccan Gladiators for the T10 League, and the franchise is eagerly awaiting PCB‘s approval for his participation.
“The NOC hasn’t been issued yet. We’re waiting for the PCB’s decision” stated a Gladiators’ spokesperson.
The Gladiators’ first match is against the New York Strikers on November 28.
Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik and rookie wicketkeeper Mohammad Haris have already opted out of the T10 League to prioritize playing in the national tournament.