Former Pakistani Cricketer Imad Wasim Makes T20 History with 1,000 Runs and 50 Wickets in a Calendar Year
A former cricket player from Pakistan has achieved the milestone of scoring 1,000 runs and taking 50 wickets in a single year.
Imad Wasim, a former all-rounder from Pakistan, made a T20 cricket record by reaching 1,000 runs and 50 wickets in a single calendar year.
This 35-year-old accomplished another milestone in his debut for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League (BBL) Season 13, scoring 14 runs in ten balls.
He is now the fourth cricketer to achieve this record, following Kieron Pollard in 2010, Azhar Mahmood in 2012, and Andre Russell in 2016.
The all-rounder recently retired from international cricket, concluding his more than eight-year-long tenure with the national team last month.
In a statement on his social media account, the 34-year-old, formerly associated with Twitter, emphasized that it was the appropriate moment to conclude his international cricket career.
“In the past few days, I’ve reflected a lot on my international career, and I’ve reached the decision that now is the right time for me to retire from international cricket.”
The all-rounder, who hasn’t been part of the national team for a few months, expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their continuous support throughout his career.
Imad started his international journey in May 2015 against Zimbabwe and played in 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is for Pakistan. He contributed with 109 wickets and scored 1,472 runs during his international career.
Imad has been a crucial part of the Pakistan team, notably contributing to their victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy. He showcased his skills in the 2016 T20 World Cup, 2019 World Cup, and 2021 T20 World Cup.
In the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 8, the left-handed batter performed exceptionally well, scoring 404 runs in 10 innings with an impressive average of 134.66 and a strike rate of 170.46. He also demonstrated his bowling prowess by taking nine wickets.