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“Stunning Reversal: Pakistan All-Rounder Unretires, Sparks T20 World Cup Frenzy!”

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Imad Wasim took to the realms of social media to unveil his startling decision of reversing his retirement from international cricket. In a surprising turn of events, Imad, who had bid adieu to the cricketing world in November 2023, has now made a dramatic U-turn following a stellar performance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The Islamabad United stalwart, under the astute leadership of Shadab Khan, showcased an extraordinary display of skill during the PSL final against Multan Sultans. Crowned as the Player of the Match, Imad’s outstanding all-round performance, which included a remarkable spell of 5/23 with the ball and a crucial unbeaten 19 runs in a nail-biting chase, propelled his team to victory.

Throughout the PSL season, Imad exhibited remarkable consistency with both bat and ball. Accumulating a total of 126 runs at an impressive average of 21 and a striking strike rate of 128.57, alongside claiming a notable tally of 12 wickets across 12 matches, Imad’s contributions were instrumental in his team’s success.

In a heartfelt declaration on social media platforms, Imad expressed his fervent desire to make himself available for selection in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

“I am thrilled to announce that after productive discussions with PCB officials, I have decided to retract my retirement and am eagerly looking forward to representing Pakistan in the T20I format leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup 2024,” Imad conveyed.

“I extend my gratitude to the PCB for their unwavering faith in me, and I am committed to giving my absolute best to uphold the honor of my nation. For me, Pakistan always takes precedence!”

Having represented Pakistan across various formats in 121 matches, Imad, at 35 years old, has amassed a commendable tally of 1472 runs and scalped 109 wickets.

A pivotal member of the victorious U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup team in 2006, Imad’s journey to the senior ranks was marked by perseverance and determination, culminating in his debut for the senior team in 2015. His last appearance for Pakistan was in April 2023 during the T20I series against New Zealand on home soil.

As Pakistan gears up for the upcoming T20 World Cup, slated to commence on 1st June, the team will utilize the ample time at their disposal to hone their skills. Preceding the marquee event, Pakistan is scheduled to lock horns with New Zealand in a five-match series on home turf next month, followed by a series of four T20Is in England in late May.

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