All-rounder Imad Wasim, a pillar of strength for Pakistan’s cricket team, has formally declared the conclusion of his international cricket journey, bringing an end to a distinguished career that spanned eight extraordinary years. Imad, aged 34, debuted on the international stage in May 2015 against Zimbabwe, leaving an indelible mark with 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is played for Pakistan. His legacy is embellished with an impressive record of 109 wickets taken and 1,472 runs scored, showcasing his significant contributions throughout his impactful international tenure.
A vital player in the Pakistan squad, Imad Wasim played pivotal roles in major tournaments, notably being a part of the triumphant 2017 Champions Trophy-winning team. He also represented Pakistan in the 2016 T20 World Cup, the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and the 2021 T20 World Cup, showcasing his versatility and dedication to the team’s success. In expressing his gratitude, Imad thanked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their unwavering support, acknowledging the honor of representing his country in 121 appearances across the ODI and T20I formats. As he bids farewell, Imad looks ahead to an exciting era for Pakistan cricket with anticipation, highlighting the incoming new coaches and leadership that will guide the team in the future.
I extend my best wishes to everyone involved and hope for continued success as I eagerly anticipate watching the team reach new heights. To the passionate Pakistan fans, I express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support. As I shift my focus to the next chapter of my playing career outside the international arena, I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Imad Wasim
Chairman PCB Management Committee Zaka Ashraf said: Imad Wasim has been a valuable asset to Pakistan cricket. His performances, especially in white-ball cricket, have been crucial to the team’s success. While we respect his decision to retire, we will miss his presence on the field.
“On behalf of the PCB and its management committee, I extend our sincere thanks to Imad for his services to Pakistan cricket and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”