Veteran bowler Aizaz Cheema calls off red-ball cricket


Pakistan’s veteran right-arm medium pacer Aizaz Cheema has announced his retirement from First-Class cricket on Monday.

Cheema, 40, last played for Central Punjab (CP) against Northern in the final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20. CP won the tournament at National Stadium Karachi after beating Northern by an inning and 16 runs.

Hailed from Sarghoda, Cheema had played 140 matches since his debut in 2001 and took 572 wickets at an average of 20. His splendid figures include 38 five-wicket hauls and 11 ten-wicket hauls.

The right-arm bowler is known for his match-winning last over against Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup 2014.

On the other hand, he had represented Pakistan in 7 Tests, 14 ODIs and 5 T20Is. He has 20 Test wickets, 23 ODI wickets, and 8 T20I wickets.