Former Pakistan Captain Sana Mir Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Sana Mir, Former Pakistan Captain, Pronounces Retirement From Worldwide Cricket

“I wish to prolong my gratitude to the PCB for giving me a possibility to serve my nation for 15 years. It has been an absolute honour and privilege,” Mir stated in an official assertion.

“Previous few months have offered me with a possibility to ponder. I really feel it’s the proper time for me to maneuver on. I imagine I’ve contributed to one of the best of my potential for my nation and the game,” she added.

Mir, who has been a significant cog within the Pakistan bowling line up, rose to number-one on ICC Ladies’s Rankings for ODI bowlers in October 2018.

With 151 ODI wickets in 120 ODIs, she shares the fourth place on the all-time listing with Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies.

She is likely one of the 9 ladies cricketers to have taken 100 wickets and scored 1,000 runs in ODIs.

“Throughout my cricket journey, I’ve met and constructed robust friendships and bonding with some wonderful cricketers in ladies’s cricket. Listening about their tales and philosophies haven’t solely made me a more durable and stronger athlete however have additionally taught me nice issues about life, that are past your self or the game or successful and shedding,” Mir stated.

The previous skipper made her T20I debut towards Eire in Dublin in Could 2009, whereas her final T20I used to be towards Bangladesh in Lahore in October 2019. In 106 T20Is, she took 89 wickets and scored 802 runs.

“Once I replicate on my debut, it provides me nice satisfaction that I’ve been a part of the method that has ultimately resulted in a packed-to-capacity Lord’s for the ICC Ladies’s World Cup 2017 last, one thing that was additional boosted by a report 87,000 spectators for the ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup 2020 last on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. These are nice success tales for girls’s cricket,” Mir stated.

She captained Pakistan in 72 ODIs, successful 26 and shedding 45, and 65 T20Is, successful 26 and shedding 36. The fitting-arm off-spinner was additionally the skipper of Pakistan at two World Cups (2013 and 2017) and 5 ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016).

The 34-year-old cricketer is presently ranked ninth and 41st within the ICC’s ODI and T20I bowlers’ lists, respectively.

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