Pakistan’s world-renowned female cricketer and former captain Sana Mir announce her retirement from international cricket. The national selectors had dropped Mir from the World Cup squad in Australia, on which captain Bismah Maroof had also expressed reservations and Sana had criticized chief selector Urooj Mumtaz on social media.
Sana Mir has said that it is an honor to represent Pakistan and to wear a green jersey is a proud moment. Now is the time to move forward. Inshallah, this series of services will continue differently. Long Live Pakistan.
“The last few months have given me ample opportunity to think about retirement and this is the best time for me to move forward in life,” Sana Mir said in a statement on Saturday.
She said that she is sure that she has been able to play the best role for the country and the game. During her cricket career, she met some of the best women cricketers and formed a deep friendship with them.”
“The stories and philosophies of these players not only helped me become a strong athlete but also taught me a lesson that is unique from losing, winning, or playing,” said the former national women’s team captain.
Sana Mir is one of the most influential players in women’s cricket. In the past, many coaches accused her of grouping in the team but the PCB always ignored the reports of the team management.
Former coach Sabih Azhar had leveled serious allegations against him but the PCB refrained from taking action against him in the discipline case. Earlier, Sana Mir did not perform well in the tournament held in Karachi.
During the PSL, the PCB hired Sana Mir for expert commentary, while in October 2018. Mir topped the ICC Women’s ODI bowlers’ rankings. Sana Mir is one of the nine women cricketers who took 100 wickets and scored 1000 runs in ODI cricket.