Sana Mir Announces Retirement From International Cricket
Sana Mir represented Pakistan for 15 years during which she played 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.
Sana Mir, one of the most prolific women cricketers of all time, has decided to retire from international cricket.
Mir represented Pakistan for 15 years during which she played 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.
In a statement issued, Mir said that she feels it is the right time to move on.
“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,” Sana Mir said.
The former captain of the Pakistan women cricket team also thanked her family, PCB, her mentors, support staff, players, ground staff and others for their unconditional support throughout her career.
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) April 25, 2020
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan also thanked Mir for her services to the game of cricket in Pakistan.
Following her announcement, tributes from fans have started pouring in. The international cricket council also paid tribute to Sana Mir in a video.
A wonderful ambassador for the sport, Sana Mir has been a role model for young women around the world.
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— ICC (@ICC) April 25, 2020
Mir also hoped to contribute to Pakistan’s cricket in a different role.
Words fall short when I want to thank you all for the love,support & encouragement in the past 15 yrs. It has been an honor to serve Pak & don the green Jersey with absolute pride. It is time for me to move on. IA the service will continue in a different form. PakistanZindabad ? pic.twitter.com/wKqwQ4ZqWr
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) April 25, 2020
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