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Abdur Rehman announces retirement from international cricket

Pakistan left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman announced retirement from international cricket on Wednesday. While talking to media, Rehman said that it’s a very hard decision for him to step down from international cricket.

“It’s a very heavy decision for me to retire from international cricket,” he laments, “I will now focus on domestic cricket only and will continue playing for my club,” he said.

The Punjab born cricketer represented Pakistan in 22 Test, 31 ODI and 8 T20I matches.

In his interview, the slow left-arm spinner said that he is really thankful to the people who supported him during his career. He said former skipper Misbah ul Haq and Shahid Afridi always supported him and he learned a lot from them.

Responding to a question, Rehman told that it’s been a memorable journey since he made his debut to the international cricket and he feels so proud that he played for Pakistan.

The 38-year-old cricketer first played for Pakistan during the ODI home series against West Indies. Rehman’s opportunities on the international circuit were limited, partly because of the abundance of spinners in the line-up.

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