Former Pakistan captain Javeria Khan retires from worldwide cricket

Former Pakistan captain Javeria Khan has retired from worldwide cricket, bringing the curtain down on a profession of slightly below 16 years on the highest stage. She bows out after taking part in 228 white-ball matches for Pakistan and scoring 4903 runs throughout the 2 codecs.

“There was pleasure and sorrow, however above all a way of nice pleasure that stored me going for 15 years,” Javeria, 35, wrote in a social media submit. “The privilege of carrying Pakistan’s jersey was manner larger than the percentages that struck by my cricketing journey. I’m blessed to have lived my life doing what I cherished doing probably the most and can proceed to take action.

“Now after I look again, it provides me nice satisfaction to see that the trail that my buddies and I selected to stroll on was least trodden after I began taking part in professionally however is now open for therefore many ladies in Pakistan.”

Javeria made her ODI debut in 2008 and performed the ODI World Cups in 2009, 2013 and 2017. She additionally performed simply the one sport – in opposition to India in Mount Maunganui – within the 2022 version after going by a low part form-wise. She was additionally out of Pakistan’s T20I facet for 15 months earlier than making a comeback in November 2022, after which performed the T20 World Cup in 2023, her final outing for Pakistan. She performed all of the earlier editions of the competitors, too.

“Issues change, scripts change and new paths beckon,” Javeria wrote. “There’s a time for all the things, and now I imagine is the perfect time to name it a day and announce my retirement. Nonetheless, I will be obtainable to play league cricket. I’ll all the time be grateful to Pakistan for letting me maintain Pakistan’s flag globally.”

Javeria led Pakistan in 16 T20Is – together with on the T20 World Cup in 2018 and two matches of the 2020 version when Bismah Maroof was injured. She additionally captained 17 instances in ODIs and completed second within the record of highest run-scorers for Pakistan in each the white-ball codecs.

“On behalf of the PCB and all cricket followers, I lengthen heartfelt gratitude to Javeria Khan for her invaluable contributions to ladies’s cricket in Pakistan,” Tania Mallick, PCB’s head of ladies’s cricket, mentioned in an announcement. “Her glittering information with the bat converse for themselves and I’m assured that her illustrious profession will encourage many ladies within the nation to not simply take up this sport but additionally excel at it throughout a few years.”

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