Imad Wasim Announced Retirement From International Cricket!
Imad Wasim

Imad Wasim Announced Retirement: A lot of things happening in Pakistan and this time it is just another shocker from Pakistan Cricket after Babar stepped down from captaincy in all formats. Pakistani all-rounder Imad Wasim is in the limelight this time as he announced his retirement from international Cricket all of a sudden.

Imad Wasim has turned 34 and he announced his retirement with immediate effect. He participated in the 2006 Pakistani Under-19 World Cup winning team and led U-19 Pakistan in the subsequent competition in 2008. His Pakistani debut came in a Twenty20 International match held in Lahore in 2015 against Zimbabwe. About six years after the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, Pakistan hosted its first international cricket match.

Imad Wasim Announced Retirement From International Cricket!
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In the subsequent T20 World Cup in 2016, he played for Pakistan. While regular captain Shoaib Malik was sidelined due to injury in 2019, he led Pakistan in two One-Day Internationals against Australia in Dubai.

Imad Wasim Announced Retirement

He announced his retirement via a social media post on X (formerly known as Twitter). He wrote “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 honor 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 forward with new coaches and leadership incoming. I wish all involved every success and I look forward to watching the team excel.

He further added “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.

Playing as a lower-order batsman and left-arm spinner, Imad Wasim has represented Pakistan in 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is. His last appearance for Pakistan came in a T20I match against New Zealand in Rawalpindi in April of this year.

He amassed 986 runs and 44 wickets in ODIs overall. Imad Wasim’s T20I totals were 486 runs scored and 65 wickets claimed. Coincidentally, his best ball-handling stats in both forms are the same: 5 for 14.

Imad Wasim Announced Retirement From International Cricket!
Imad and Babar (image-X)

He is still open to playing the franchise cricket. Imad played in the Hundred, the CPL, and the LPL most recently. He is presently a member of the Karachi Kings team for the PSL. In addition, he has often performed in the English county circuit. Born in Swansea, Wales, he actually played his formative cricket in the United Kingdom.

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