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Pakistan’s leading run-scorer Bismah Maroof retires from international cricket

By News Desk

April 25, 2024 02:18 PM


Pakistan’s leading run-scorer Bismah Maroof retires from international cricket

Bismah Maroof

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Pakistan’s leading run-scorer and former captain Bismah Maroof has announcement retirement from international cricket with immediate effect after a 17-year-long career, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

Bismah Maroof finished as country's leading run-scorer in both the ODI and T20I formats as she had scored 3,369 runs in 136 one-dayers at an average of 29.55, which included 21 half-centuries and a best score of 99. In T20 Internationals, Bismah had hit 2,893 runs in 140 matches, with 12 fifties to her name at an average of 27.55.

Bismah Maroof led Pakistan team as captain in a total of 96 games – 62T20s and 34 ODIs. Only Sana Mir led in more T20Is (65) for Pakistan than Bismah Maroof, while in ODIs she was third on the list behind Mir (72) and Shaiza Khan (39).

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"I have decided to retire from the game I love the most. It has been an incredible journey, filled with challenges, victories, and unforgettable memories," she was quoted as saying via a PCB release on Thursday. "I want to express my gratitude to my family, who has supported me throughout my cricketing journey, from the very beginning until now.

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"I also want to extend my thanks to the Pakistan Cricket Board for believing in me and providing the platform to showcase my talent. The support from the PCB has been invaluable, particularly in implementing the first-ever parental policy for me, which enabled me to represent my country at the highest level while being a mother.

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"Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow players, who have become like family to me. The camaraderie we shared both on and off the field is something I will cherish forever."

with immediate effect. She is, however, available to play league cricket.

 

Reporter Wasim Ahmad


News Desk


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