Imran Farhat signs off professional cricket with century


Karachi: Left-handed opener Imran Farhat ends his professional cricket career with a century in his final List A game for Balochistan in Pakistan Cup.

The 38-year-old Imran received a guard of honor from his side Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Balochistan is playing their last game of Pakistan Cup as they are last on the points table with no chance of qualifying for the final four. Imran smashed 123 off 88 balls.

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Imran Farhat ends his professional cricket career with a century in his final List A game.

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Posted by Pakistan Cricket Team on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Imran feels honored to represent Pakistan while thanking his family to allow him to pursue his dream of playing cricket.

“It is certainly an emotional moment for me to retire from the game which I have loved and have been passionate about since childhood,” Imran said.

“There have been highs and lows in my career, which is natural, but the fact that I got to get on the field for almost two and a half decades is something I will cherish forever,” he added.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan congratulated Imran Farhat on his successful career. “Imran Farhat has been one of the most successful batsmen in Pakistan’s domestic circuit and now has been willing to give back to Pakistan cricket what he has learned over his cricketing career.”

“I am hopeful that he will continue to play his role in the betterment of Pakistan cricket by transferring the vast knowledge he has gathered over the years to the younger cricketers,” Wasim added.

Note, Imran had said that he will be playing his last season in domestic cricket. He played 222 List A games and scored 7872 runs at an average of around 36. He also played 40 Tests, 58 ODIs, and 7 T20Is for Pakistan from 2000 to 2013.

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