Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan. Picture Credit: Twitter

Last Update on: September 3rd, 2023 at 05:45 pm

Pakistani bowler, Sohail Khan retired from international cricket on Sunday (September 3rd) and confirmed that he will continue to play domestic white ball and franchise cricket.

The 39-year-old Pakistani pacer, Sohail Khan took to his official X (formerly known as Twitter) account to announce his retirement from international cricket and stated that he went through consultation with his friends and close ones to take the decision to retire from International and first-class cricket.

Khan further acknowledged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), his family members, coaches, mentors, teammates, and fans for supporting him throughout his cricket career.

The 39-year-old cleared all the doubts and said that he will feature in white-ball domestic cricket matches and also franchise crickets.

Big Thank You To PCB: Sohail Khan

“After a thorough consultation with my close ones, I’ve decided to retire from International & First Class Cricket. Big thank you to PCB, my family, coaches, mentors, teammates, fans, and everyone who supported me. I would continue playing domestic white ball & franchise,” Sohail Khan wrote on X.

In 2016, Sohail Khan last featured for Pakistan in the second Test match against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, when the Men in Green travelled to the Aussies to play against them.

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In the first inning of his last match, Sohail Khan played a 65-run knock from 65 balls with a strike rate of 100.00. In the second inning, the pacer took three wickets with an economy rate of 4.20.

Even though Pakistan lost that match against Australia by an innings and 18 runs but still it the 39-year-old will still keep the memories of that game.

Sohail Khan made his Test debut in 2009 against Sri Lanka and played nine long-format matches in which he scalped 27 wickets. In the 50-over format, the Pakistani player played his first match in 2008 against Zimbabwe and featured in 13 matches in which he took 19 wickets.

Meanwhile, Khan did not feature in many T20I matches, after he made his debut in 2008 against Canada and went on to play only eight games in which he picked up five wickets.

The 39-year-old’s decision came just after Pakistan met India in a high-voltage match in Asia Cup 2023 on Saturday (September 2nd) at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.