Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez retires from international cricket

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has resigned from international cricket, finishing a lifelong that traversed more than 18 years. He, in any case, will proceed to play and be accessible for T20 franchise cricket.

Hafeez, who made his international debut in 2003 in an ODI versus Zimbabwe, played his last international game against Australia in the T20 World Cup elimination round that his side lost last November. He at first had declared that the 2020 T20 World Cup would be his last task, however the deferment of the competition because of COVID-19 expanded his visit with the side. He finished his vocation having played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 119 T20Is amassing 12,780 runs across all formats and 253 wickets.

“Today I bid farewell to worldwide cricket with satisfaction and fulfillment,” Hafeez said. “Indeed, I have acquired and achieved more than I had at first imagined and for that, I am appreciative to all my kindred cricketers, chiefs, support staff and the Pakistan Cricket Board who assisted me with excursion during my profession.

“I’m very lucky, fortunate and glad to have been viewed as deserving of wearing the public unit with Pakistan image for quite some time. My nation and my group have forever been at my cutting edge and consequently, every time I stepped on to the field, I attempted to raise their profile and picture by playing hard and extreme yet inside the rich customs of soul of cricket.

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“At the point when you have an expert vocation as long as mine, you will undoubtedly have your portion of highs and lows, and I was the same. Results separated, I can say with conviction that I had more highs as I had the honor of playing with and against probably the best examples of the bat and the chunk of my time.”

Prior, Hafeez had resigned from Test cricket in December 2018. He has along these lines been neglected for ODIs later the 2019 World Cup with his last game coming against Bangladesh at Lord’s.

Hafeez has the largest number of T20 World Cup appearances, having driven Pakistan to the elimination round in the 2012 World T20. He additionally drove the side in 2014 when Pakistan were expelled in the gathering stage. As skipper in T20Is, he drove Pakistan to 18 dominates in 29 matches with 11 misfortunes.

“Hafeez has been a sincere cricketer who worked enthusiastically at his game to have a long and productive vocation,” said PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. “His game advanced with time, acclimating to various organizations keenly. Later in his vocation, he turned into a T20 subject matter expert, where he was never withdrawn from present day requests of this testing design. His batsmanship took a chipper turn, nailing sixes nearly voluntarily.

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“He has worn the green coat with satisfaction for which we at the PCB are grateful. I wish him good luck for his future life and say thanks to him again for his superb commitment to Pakistan cricket.”

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