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Asmavia Iqbal retires from international cricket

Pakistan Women Cricket Team’s veteran fast bowler Asmavia, the highest wicket-taking bowler in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England, has announced to take retirement from all form of international cricket on Wednesday.
Asmavia, who took eight wickets from six games in the world cup, said on Twitter, announcing the end of her career as an international cricketer. She has taken 70 ODI and 44 T20 wickets in her international career.
 

Finally after serving Pakistan for more then 14 years today I want to end my career at a high note So announcing my Retirement from International cricket (all formats ) . It has always been an honor representing my country. Looking forward to work with Pakistan Cricket board
— Asmavia Iqbal (@AsmaviaIqbal16) January 24, 2018
Asmavia Iqbal made her international debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. She has been the first woman cricketer in history who bagged a T20I hat trick against England in 2012.

What a memorable journey it has been! It has been an absolute honour wearing the green shirt #20 and serving Pakistan as a cricketer. A hearfelt thankyou fo all my Fellow players, coaches, well wishers, fans and all others who have been part of this incredible journey so far.
— Asmavia Iqbal (@AsmaviaIqbal16) January 24, 2018
 
She thanked all her fans, fellow players, and the coaches for being part of her wonderful journey.