Published: April 25, 2020 4:09:18 pm
Pakistan ladies’s cricket crew’s former captain Sana Mir on Saturday introduced her determination to retire from worldwide cricket, bringing down curtains on a 15-year-long profitable profession.
During a profitable profession, Mir, 34, performed 226 internationals, together with 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.
In an announcement, Mir stated: “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.”
She remembered everybody who helped her in her journey and spoke in regards to the progress ladies’s cricket has made lately.
‘It has been an absolute honour and privilege. I extend my gratitude to all the support staff, players, ground staff and everyone behind the scenes for their contribution in my career and development of women’s cricket.
“I additionally need to thank my household and mentors who offered unconditional help that allowed me to fulfil my goals of representing Pakistan at a world stage.
The off-spinner is her nation’s main ODI wicket-taker with 151 scalps in 120 matches at a mean of 24.27, whereas her 89 T20 Internationals wickets from 106 matches are solely behind Nida Dar’s 98.
“During my cricket journey, I’ve met and constructed robust friendships and bonding with some superb cricketers in ladies’s cricket.
“When I replicate on my debut, it offers me nice satisfaction that I’ve been half of the method that has ultimately resulted in a packed-to-capacity Lord’s for the Women’s World Cup 2017 remaining, one thing that was additional boosted by a report 87,000 spectators for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 remaining.
“These are great success stories for women”s cricket.
Mir can also be Pakistan’s third-highest run-scorer in ODIs (1,630), and is amongst a choose group of gamers to have the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs. She has the uncommon achievement of having performed 100 T20Is.
“I wish to lengthen my gratitude to ICC for its steady help to ladies’s cricket. Tournaments like ICC Women’s Championship have been an actual recreation changer, particularly for groups like Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka as they proved important in serving to us specific our expertise on the worldwide degree.
“Last however not the least, all of the cricket followers and supporters around the globe. Words fall brief after I need to thank all of you to your love, help and encouragement you prolonged prior to now 15 years.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief govt Wasim Khan paid tribute to Mir.
“On behalf of Pakistan cricket, I congratulate Sana Mir on a extremely profitable profession.
“She has been the face of Pakistan ladies’s cricket for a few years and the true supply of inspiration for the younger era of ladies cricketers.
“Through her willpower and fervour, Sana broke the glass ceiling for girls cricketers within the nation.
“Through her performances, she not only improved the profile of women’s cricket in Pakistan, but also enhanced the image of Pakistan globally.”
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