Mohammad Hafeez retires from international cricket
Mohammad Hafeez, a Pakistan all-rounder, has announced his retirement from international cricket after an 18-year career.
Hafeez, who debuted for Pakistan in an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2003, has played in 392 international matches for the country, amassing 12,780 runs and taking 253 wickets. In November 2021, he played in the semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Hafeez had already retired from Test cricket in 2018 and had not played an ODI since the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He has, however, expressed an interest in continuing to play T20 franchise cricket.
“With pleasure and joy, I bid international cricket farewell today. In reality, I have achieved and accomplished far more than I had anticipated, and I am grateful to everyone of my teammates, captains, support staff, and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their assistance during my career “”Hafeez” stated.
“And, of course, my family, who made significant sacrifices to ensure that I was able to fulfil my dream of representing Pakistan on a global platform.”