Nahida Khan announces retirement from international cricket

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Nahida Khan has declared her retirement from international cricket, 14 years after making her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Bogra, Bangladesh, against Pakistan.

Nahida played Pakistan’s national women’s team in 120 international matches, scoring 2,014 runs and grabbing one wicket in the process, making her the only female cricketer from Balochistan to do so.

The right-handed hitter holds the record for the most catches in an ODI inning with four catches in Pakistan’s 94-run victory over Sri Lanka in Dambulla in 2018.

She also represented Pakistan in four T20 World Cups (2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018) as well as three 50-over World Cups (2013, 2017, and 2022).

Nahida has also dabbled in coaching, most recently serving as the Blasters’ assistant coach at the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament in Karachi.

She previously filled in for head coach Taufiq Umar’s Amazons team, which defeated Super Women 2-1 in a Women’s League exhibition match in March.

Nahida Khan expressed her gratitude for the consistent support she received during her career in a statement following her retirement. I want to express my gratitude to my family, friends, trainers, and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their support and confidence in me.