On Monday, left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir, who had earned a distinctive name for himself in the world of cricket due to his unconventional bowling action, revealed that he would be retiring from playing international cricket.
Sohail, who represented Pakistan in two Test matches, 62 One-Day Internationals, and 57 Twenty20 Internationals, made the announcement of his retirement from international cricket on Twitter.
“I would want to use this opportunity to announce that I will be retiring from all forms of international cricket, however I will be playing domestic and franchise cricket in the future. I would want to express my gratitude to the PCB for allowing me to represent my country in this competition “he had written.
In white-ball cricket, Sohail continued to be Pakistan’s most effective bowler. The pacer had a distinctive and difficult bowling action, which contributed to his reputation as one of the most ferocious bowlers.
He finished with 54 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals and remained a popular choice for franchise cricket teams all over the world. In his career, he has taken 389 wickets in Twenty20 matches thus far. The cricket player was also a member of the Pakistani side that won the Twenty20 World Cup in 2009.
In the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which took place in 2008, Sohail was the player for Rajasthan Royals who collected the most wickets. The left-handed bowler led Rajasthan to their first-ever Indian Premier League championship by taking 22 wickets in just 11 matches.
It was the only season of the IPL in which Pakistani players participated. Since then, not a single player from Pakistan has competed in the very lucrative competition.
From 2016 through 2022, Sohail played for four different teams in the Pakistan Super League (PSL): the Karachi Kings, the Lahore Qalandars, the Multan Sultans, and the Quetta Gladiators. His most recent position was with Gladiators in the PSL. In 61 matches, he has played, he has taken 55 wickets.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.