Pakistani All Rounder Imad Wasim Announces Retirement From International Cricket

In a major turn of events, Pakistani all-round Imad Wasim took to his official Twitter handle to announce his International retirement from all formats. Imad Wasim last played for the Pakistan team in April this year during the T20I series against New Zealand in Rawalpindi. The left-arm spinner and lower order batsman was instrumental in Pakistan’s 20-over formats, having played a total of 66 T20Is. The 34-year old retired cricketer has also represented Pakistan in 55 ODIs so far in his career. 

The announcement

While announcing his retirement, Imad Wasim posted on his Twitter remarking “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.Each of my 121 appearances across the ODI and T20I formats was a dream come true. It’s an exciting time for Pakistan cricket going forwards 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 focussing on the next stage of my playing career away from the international stage.”

Imam’s U19 campaign

Imam Wasim was actually a part of Pakistan’s U-19 World Cup campaign in the year 2006 when Pakistan emerged victorious. He further led this team from the front in the next edition of the U-19 World Cup. He made his debut in International Cricket in the year 2015 in a T20I series against Zimbabwe.

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In a major turn of events, Pakistani all-round Imad Wasim took to his official Twitter handle to announce his International retirement from all formats. Imad Wasim last played for the Pakistan team in April this year during the T20I series against New Zealand in Rawalpindi. The left-arm spinner and lower order batsman was instrumental in Pakistan's 20-over formats, having played a total of 66 T20Is. The 34-year old retired cricketer has also represented Pakistan in 55 ODIs so far in his career. 

The announcement

While announcing his retirement, Imad Wasim posted on his Twitter remarking “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.Each of my 121 appearances across the ODI and T20I formats was a dream come true. It's an exciting time for Pakistan cricket going forwards 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 focussing on the next stage of my playing career away from the international stage.”

Imam's U19 campaign

Imam Wasim was actually a part of Pakistan's U-19 World Cup campaign in the year 2006 when Pakistan emerged victorious. He further led this team from the front in the next edition of the U-19 World Cup. He made his debut in International Cricket in the year 2015 in a T20I series against Zimbabwe.

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