Srinagar: Days after saying he needs surety of getting selected for the Pakistan and coming under criticism from former cricketers, all-rounder Imad Wasim on Friday announced retirement from International cricket.
The announcement was made through a heartfelt statement posted on his social media handle ‘X’.
“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 T201 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,” statement reads.
“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 wrote.
Imad represented Pakistan in 55 ODI matches, accumulating 986 runs while also securing 44 wickets.
In the T20Is, Imad boasts 66 appearances, where he scored 486 runs and also claimed an impressive 65 wickets.