Imad Wasim, a former all-rounder for Pakistan, accomplished another milestone in the history of cricket when he reached 1,000 runs and claimed 50 wickets in a T20 league season.
Today, the 35-year-old made his Big Bash League (BBL) Season 13 debut for the Melbourne Stars, adding another sports accomplishment to his resume.
After hitting 14 runs in ten balls to reach his 1,000 runs in T20 cricket, he became the fourth player to break the milestone, after Kieron Pollard (2010), Azhar Mahmood (2012), and Andre Russell (2016).
Last month, the all-round player, who had been a member of the national team for more than eight years, announced his retirement from international cricket.
The 34-year-old emphasized in his X, formerly Twitter, that it was time to conclude his tenure as “I have been reflecting a lot on my international career in the last few days, and I have decided that this is the right time to announce my retirement from international cricket.”
The all-rounder, who hasn’t seen on the field for the Green Shirts in a few months, expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for all of its assistance over the years.
Imad played for Pakistan in 55 ODIs and 66 T20Is after making his debut on the international scene against Zimbabwe in May 2015. Throughout his international career, he amassed 1,472 runs and claimed 109 wickets.
Imad was a member of the Pakistani side that won the Champions Trophy in 2017 and has been a vital element of the team for many years. He participated in as one of the top players in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 8, the all-rounder accumulated 404 runs in 10 innings at a remarkable average of 134.66 and a strike rate of 170.46. He also claimed nine wickets with the ball.