Former captain of Pakistan Women Cricket Team, Sana Mir has decided to retire from International Cricket.
Sana Mir Retires from International Cricket
Pakistan Women all-rounder and former captain of Pakistan announced her decision of retirement on Saturday.
Mir made her International debut in 2005 and represented 137 match for Pakistan as captain. She played 226 International match for Pakistan altogether.
Sana Mir is currently leading the most Wicket taker list for Pakistan in ODI with 151 Wickets. Mir is also at number 3 position for most runs in ODI for Pakistan with 1630 runs.
Mir had taken a break from International Cricket last November and was left out from Pakistan for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia.
“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 as stated by Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I also want to thank my family and mentors who provided unconditional support that allowed me to fulfil my dreams of representing Pakistan at a global stage and would also like to thank my departmental team ZTBL for their support throughout my career. I look forward to continue serving them if department cricket continues.” Sana added in her statement.
She also recalls her moment of her debut days and satisfaction she has got from Cricket.
“When I reflect on my debut, it gives me great satisfaction that I have been part of the process that has eventually resulted in a packed-to-capacity Lord’s for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final, something that was further boosted by a record 87,000 spectators for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. These are great success stories for women’s cricket.” said Sana as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.