Pakistan’s cricket stalwart, the versatile all-rounder Imad Wasim, has bid farewell to international cricket, drawing the curtains on an illustrious career that spanned over eight years. The 34-year-old athlete took to X (formerly Twitter) to make the emotional announcement, expressing his decision to retire from the international stage.

Reflecting on his journey, Imad shared, “In recent days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my international career and I have come to the conclusion that now it’s the right time for me to announce my retirement from international cricket.” This marks the end of an era for the cricketer, who last donned the Green Shirts in April of this year.

Acknowledging the pivotal role played by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in his career, Imad expressed gratitude, saying, “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.” His words resonate with the passion and commitment he brought to the field, leaving an indelible mark on Pakistan’s cricketing legacy.

Amid a period of transition in the Pakistan camp, with new coaches and leadership set to take charge, Imad conveyed his optimism about the future of Pakistan cricket. “I wish all involved every success and I look forward to watching the team excel,” he remarked. This signals a passing of the torch, with the seasoned player confident in the team’s ability to thrive under new guidance.

Imad Wasim, who chose to skip the recently concluded Pakistan Cup and opted to participate in the Abu Dhabi T20I league over the National T20I Cup, expressed his eagerness to focus on his playing career away from the international limelight.

By Ritik Sharma

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