Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal, known for his impressive cricketing skills, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 41. The veteran cricketer made the announcement after a long and successful career that saw him represent Pakistan in international cricket for over 15 years.
Kamran Akmal made his international debut in 2002 and quickly established himself as one of the most reliable wicketkeepers in the world of cricket. He was known for his sharp reflexes and his ability to take stunning catches behind the stumps. As a batter, he was also highly regarded for his aggressive and stylish batting, which earned him a reputation as one of the most dangerous batsmen in the Pakistan cricket team.
During his career, Kamran Akmal played in many high-profile matches and was a key member of the Pakistan cricket team in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). He was also part of several memorable moments in Pakistan cricket, including the team’s victory in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009.
Kamran Akmal’s retirement from all forms of cricket marks the end of an era in Pakistani cricket. His contribution to the sport will always be remembered, and his legacy will inspire future generations of cricketers in Pakistan.
The veteran cricketer has expressed his gratitude to his fans and followers, stating that he is proud of the career he has had and the impact he has made on Pakistani cricket. He has also thanked his family, friends, and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their support and encouragement throughout his career.
Akmal made his Pakistan debut in 2002 and continued to play till 2017. The right-handed hitter scored 2648, 3236, and 987 runs in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs, and 58 T20Is, with 11 hundreds and 27 fifties. He last played for his country in an ODI against the West Indies in April 2017 at Guyana’s Providence Stadium. Akmal also holds the second-highest run-scoring record in PSL history. He played with the Zalmi from 2016 to 2022, scoring 1972 runs at an average of 27.38 and a strike rate of 136.94, with three hundreds and 12 fifties to his name.