Captain Bismah Maroof retires from cricket

After Pakistan’s humbling ODI series loss to West Indies, Bismah Maroof retired from cricket immediately. Bismah debuted in ODIs against India in 2006 and T20Is against Ireland in 2009.

Captain Bismah Maroof retires from cricket

Left-handed batter played 276 international matches for Pakistan, the most for a women’s cricketer. She has taken 80 right-arm leg-spin wickets and scored 6,262 international runs, including 33 half-centuries.

Bismah earned two Asian Games gold medals with the women’s team, in 2010 and 2014. In 96 international matches, the southpaw captained.

She captained Pakistan in the 2022 ICC Women’s 50-over World Cup in New Zealand.

Bismah led Pakistan in the 2020 and 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cups in Australia and South Africa.

Bismah Maroof remarked, “I have decided to retire from the game I love the most. It was a fantastic adventure with challenges, successes, and unforgettable memories.” She thanked her family for supporting her during her cricket career.

“I also want to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for believing in me and giving me a chance to shine. As a mother, the PCB’s support was crucial in establishing my first parenting policy, which allowed me to serve my country at the greatest level.

Head of Women’s Cricket Tania Mallick said: “As Bismah Maroof retires from international cricket, we are all indebted to her great contributions to Pakistan women’s cricket. We thank Bismah on behalf of the Pakistan Cricket Board for her dedication and contribution to the team and nation.

“I wish Bismah all the best in her future endeavours, and may her journey ahead be as rewarding and fulfilling as her cricketing career.”

Captain Bismah Maroof retires from cricket.

Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa Avaan
Gulfishaa is writer who delivers engaging and informative news on sports to readers of Ten Sports TV Website.



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