Pakistan all-rounder and senior player Mohammad Hafeez has said goodbye to international cricket. Mohammad Hafeez, popularly known as Professor, took this decision on the first Monday of the new year and surprised his fans.
In his 18-year career, the all-rounder represented Pakistan in 392 international matches in which he scored 12,789 runs and took 253 wickets.
He played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is for the country, including three ICC ODI world cups and six T20 world cups.
The 41-year old cricketer made his debut in April 2003 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in an ODI, while he played his first Test match in Karachi against Bangladesh the same year in August. Hafeez played his first T20 match in August 2006 against England, while the T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final against Australia proved his last 20-over match. The right-handed batter played his final ODI match last July at Lords against Bangladesh. Mohammad Hafeez was also a member of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 winning team.
Hafeez has the highest number of T20 World Cup appearances, having led Pakistan to the semifinal in the 2012 World T20. He also led the side in 2014 when Pakistan was ousted in the group stage. As a captain in T20Is, he led Pakistan to 18 wins in 29 games with 11 losses.