Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan All-Rounder on Monday (3rd January) has announced his retirement from International Cricket. He enjoyed an International Career spanning more than 18 years. Mohammad has played 55 Tests, 119 T20 International Matches, and 218 ODIs for Pakistan. However, He will continue to play for T20 Franchise Cricket.
Mohammad Hafeez Retires from International Cricket
Hafeez made his international debut came in 2003 in ODI against Zimbabwe. He played his last match against Australia by defeating in the T20 World Cup Semi-Final last November.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has announced his retirement from international cricket. pic.twitter.com/rpTpT3jp6f
— ICC (@ICC) January 3, 2022
Mohammad Hafeez Career Stats
“Today I say goodbye to international cricket with pride and satisfaction,” Hafeez said. “In fact, I have earned and accomplished more than I had initially envisaged and for that, I am thankful to all my fellow cricketers, captains, support staff, and the Pakistan Cricket Board who helped me out during my career.
“I am extremely fortunate, lucky, and proud to have been considered worthy of donning the national kit with Pakistan emblem for 18 years. My country and my team have always been at my forefront and therefore, every time I stepped onto the field, I tried to raise their profile and image by playing hard and tough but within the rich traditions of the spirit of cricket.
“When you have a professional career as long as mine, you’re bound to have your share of highs and lows, and I was no different. Results apart, I can say with conviction that I had more highs as I had the privilege of playing with and against some of the finest exponents of the bat and the ball of my era.”
In 2018, Mohammad Hafeez has retired from Tests and the selectors have moved on from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup.
He had announced that the T20 World Cup 2020 would be his last assignment with the International Cricket Team. Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hafeez extended his Career by another year as the tournament got postponed to 2021.
At the T20 World Cup 2021, he played a supporting role in Pakistan’s as they keep records by convincing wins against India & New Zealand in the semi-finals.
At 41 Years Old Hafeez was among the longest-serving members in the Team Pakistan for the T20 World Cup. He holds the record for T20 World Cup appearances for Pakistan. Moreover, he also captained 2012 & 2014 editions.