Imad Wasim retires from international cricket. Imad Wasim’s retirement marks the end of a career that spanned various formats and leagues across the globe. His contributions as a left-arm spinner and a lower-order batsman for Pakistan have been notable. Winning the Under-19 World Cup in 2006 and subsequently leading Pakistan in the following edition showcased his early promise as a leader. His international debut in 2015 was significant as it coincided with the return of international cricket to Pakistan after the unfortunate attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Imad’s involvement in the T20 World Cup in 2016 and later captaining Pakistan in ODIs in the absence of regular captain Shoaib Malik highlighted his versatility and leadership potential.
Imad Wasim retires from international cricket
His statistics in both ODIs and T20Is reflect his value as an all-rounder, contributing with both bat and ball. His notable performance of 5 for 14 in both formats underscores his capability as a bowler. Despite retiring from international cricket, Imad continues to showcase his skills in various T20 leagues, including the Pakistan Super League (PSL), The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Lanka Premier League (LPL), as well as in the English county circuit.
His diverse experience across these leagues indicates his adaptability and talent on different platforms. Born in Swansea, Wales, Imad’s cricketing journey started in the UK before he ventured into the international arena with Pakistan. His retirement signifies the conclusion of a chapter in Pakistani cricket, but his presence in various leagues keeps his legacy alive in the cricketing world.