Former Pakistan team captain Sana Mir decides to end her 15-year career as she formally retires from international cricket.
Pakistani cricketer Sana Mir had announced last November that she will take a break from international cricket to recalibrate her future objectives and targets. In her recent statement, she has formally announced her retirement which ends her 15-year career.
‘Last few months have provided me with an opportunity to contemplate. I feel it is the right time for me to move on. I believe I have contributed to the best of my ability for my country and the sport’, Mir said.
Mir also reminisced on all the friendships that she had made with the other amazing women players that she had met. As per Mir, the stories and the philosophies of other players had helped her become a tougher and stronger athlete. Aside from that, she also extended her gratitude to PCB for the continuous support that they give to women’s cricket.
PCB also congratulated her for her successful career. In fact, PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said, ‘On behalf of Pakistan cricket, I congratulate Sana Mir on a highly successful career. She has been the face of Pakistan women's cricket for many years and the real source of inspiration for the young generation of women cricketers. Through her determination and passion, Sana broke the glass ceiling for women cricketers in the country. Through her performances, she not only improved the profile of women's cricket in Pakistan but also enhanced the image of Pakistan globally’.
Mir had her ODI debut in 2005 and her T20I debut in 2009. She captained Pakistan in 72 ODIs, two World Cups (2013 and 2017), and five ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016). Overall, she had played a total of 226 international matches in which she had captained 137 of those. To further understand the formats of cricket, head over to Betwala.
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