Javeria Khan bids farewell to international cricket

Javeria represented Pakistan women’s team in 228 international matches and scored 4,903 runs, which included two centuries and 25 half-centuries.

Javeria Khan bids farewell to international cricket PHOTO: AFP

Javeria Khan, after 15 years since her ODI debut in 2008, has retired from international cricket. She played 228 matches, scoring 4,903 runs with two centuries and 25 half-centuries, and took 28 wickets. 

Javeria ranks second in both ODIs and T20Is run scoring for Pakistan women's team, with over 2,000 runs in each format alongside Bismah Maroof. 

She featured in four 50-over World Cups and eight T20 World Cups, winning gold at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games. 

Javeria captained Pakistan in 17 ODIs and 16 T20Is, including two editions of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cups.

Furthermroe, she completed the PCB Level 2 Cricket Coach course last year. 

Expressing gratitude, Javeria thanked her family, teammates, PCB, ZTBL, and fans for their support. She plans to continue playing league cricket.

 “I want to call it a day and announce my retirement, however, I will be available for league cricket. I am grateful to the unwavering support I received throughout my career. I want to thank my family, teammates, the Pakistan Cricket Board, my department ZTBL for their support and guidance at each step, and my fans whose appreciation was instrumental in bringing out the best in me,” Javeria said.

“I have been blessed to hold Pakistan’s flag globally,” she added.