ICC congratulates Sana Mir

Sana Mir exults after picking up a wicket. ©ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to Sana Mir, who called it a day on Saturday (April 25) via a statement to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Sana has been the face of Pakistan cricket over the years and one of the most consistent performers around the world,” said Manu Sawhney, the chief executive of the ICC on Sunday (April 26).

“She has been a wonderful leader of the Pakistan team and a great ambassador of the game in her country and abroad.”

Mir was the first bowler from Pakistan to take 100 ODI wickets and she bowed out of the game as their leading bowler in ODI cricket with 151 scalps to her name. She was also the first from her country to top the ICC Rankings for bowlers in ODIs, when she reached the numero uno position in October 2018.

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“This is an important period for the women’s game and I hope Sana will be able to use her vast experience and contribute to its growth in whatever way she can,” said Sawhney. “On behalf of everyone at the ICC, I wish her all the very best for her future.”

Mir also played in three Women’s Cricket World Cups – in 2009, 2013 and 2017 – and six Women’s T20 World Cups – from 2009 to 2018. She also captained Pakistan in the 2013 and 2017 50-over tournaments and 2009 to 2016 in the 20-over ones.