Pakistan’s southpaw spinner Abdur Rehman has announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect. However, Rehman has confirmed that he will continue to ply on his trade in the domestic circuit. In fact, Abdur Rehman is well known for his fine bowling in the 2012 series against England in UAE.
Pakistan had gone on to convincingly clean sweep England in that series. Abdur Rehman was instrumental in the success of Pakistan as he had scalped 19 wickets in that series.
Rehman will continue to play domestic cricket.
Abdur Rehman made his International debut in 2006 in the ODI series against the West Indies. Subsequently, he made his Test debut against South Africa in the morrow year.
The southpaw spinner didn’t use to turn the ball a great deal. Thus, he relied mostly on his accuracy to get the better of the batsmen. Furthermore, Rehman used to bowl with a flatter trajectory as he hardly gave flight to the ball.
Rehman was able to hit the ground running on his Test debut as he had scalped two four wickets haul in each of the innings. However, he was surprisingly overlooked by the Pakistan selectors and received his next chance after a gap of three years.
Meanwhile, Abdur Rehman was a prolific performer in the domestic circuit. He has scalped more than 900 wickets and thus he received his chance once again in 2010. He played regularly till 2014 tour of Sri Lanka. However, he was later dropped and could not make his way back into the Pakistan squad.
The left-arm spinner played 22 Test matches for Pakistan in which he took 99 wickets. Furthermore, he also played 31 ODIs in which he scalped 30 wickets and also played eight T20I in which he took 11 wickets. He was also part of the 2011 World Cup squad. However, he was dropped from the knockout stages.