Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Monday, placing an finish to an amazing profession that spanned over 18 lengthy years.
Hafeez made his worldwide debut in an ODI fixture in opposition to Zimbabwe again in 2003. His final match representing the ‘Males in Inexperienced’ got here in opposition to Australia within the T20 World Cup semi-final in November 2021.
Hafeez performed 55 Exams, 218 ODIs and 119 T20Is, amassing 3652, 6614, and 2514 runs, respectively. The veteran batter smashed 10 a whole bunch and 12 half-centuries in Exams whereas 11 tons and 38 fifties in ODIs. Hafeez has 14 half-tons to his identify within the shortest format.
Nevertheless, Hafeez will proceed taking part in the T20 franchise cricket. Notably, the 41-year-old has signed up with Lahore Qalandars for the upcoming version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).
Hafeez shared a prolonged assertion the place he thanked his fellow cricketers, captains, help workers and the nationwide board for aiding him throughout his profession.
“As we speak, I say goodbye to worldwide cricket with satisfaction and satisfaction. The truth is, I’ve earned and achieved greater than I had initially envisaged, and for that, I’m grateful to all my fellow cricketers, captains, help workers and the Pakistan Cricket Board who helped me out throughout my profession,” stated Hafeez in an announcement launched by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“I’m extraordinarily lucky, fortunate and proud to have been thought-about worthy of donning the nationwide equipment with Pakistan emblem for 18 years. My nation and my crew have all the time been at my forefront, and subsequently, each time I stepped on to the sector, I attempted to lift their profile and picture by taking part in arduous and difficult however inside the wealthy traditions of the spirit of cricket.
“When you could have knowledgeable profession so long as mine, you’re certain to have your share of highs and lows, and I used to be no completely different. Outcomes aside, I can say with conviction that I had extra highs as I had the privilege of taking part in with and in opposition to a few of the best exponents of the bat and the ball of my period,” added Hafeez.