Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, bids farewell to his international career. Hafeez has announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing curtains over his 18 years international career.
“Today I say goodbye to international cricket with pride and satisfaction. In fact, I have earned and accomplished more than I had initially envisaged and for that, I am thankful to all my fellow cricketers, captains, support staff, and the Pakistan Cricket Board who helped me out during my career. And, of course, my family who made big sacrifices to ensure I achieved my aspirations of representing Pakistan at a global stage,” said Hafeez while addressing to media in Lahore.
Hafeez made his international debut in 2003 in an ODI against Zimbabwe. The 41-year-old announced his retirement from test cricket in 2018. He has featured in 392 internationals for Pakistan. Hafeez represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is. He scored 12,780 runs and took 253 wickets for Pakistan. Hafeez a.k.a Professor played three ICC World Cups and six T20 World Cups representing Pakistan. He also led the national team in all three formats of the game.
The all-rounder holds the Pakistan record for the most T20 World Cup appearances. He played his last international game in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final in November 2021 against Australia. Hafeez has not played in an ODI since ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2019. He was also a member of Pakistan’s squad side that won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against India.
The 41-year will be representing Lahore Qalandars in the upcoming edition of the PSL and will continue to be available for franchise cricket around the world.
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