Former UAE captain announces retirement from international cricket
Former UAE skipper Amjad Javed has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.
Javed, who has turned 38 years old has made this decision after realizing his inability to find a spot in the current side.
The former skipper told in an interview with Sport 360 –
“It is never easy when you have to call it a day. You have to decide at what time you need to retire. At the moment, the team is doing better than two years back. I can’t find a place in the team. Nothing motivates me to push myself and fight for that position.”
Javed also revealed his greatest moment in his career –
“The main highlight of my career was the 2014 World Cup qualifier we played against Kenya in New Zealand where I was the man of the match. We qualified for the World Cup and achieved ODI status. Everything started rolling after that.”
The 38-year old also didn’t forget to thank his ex-captain and the UAE coach –
“I thank coach Aaqib and captain Khurram Khan for pushing me and motivating me. I have already achieved the goals I had set for myself as a UAE-born player. I am quite happy with my career.”
Earlier, the all-rounder announced his retirement via his Twitter –
“Never easy but it’s time to take retirement from UAE cricket and enjoy watching it as a fan. Would like to thanks @EmiratesCricket @ACCMedia1 @ICC for providing a platform to lead and represent UAE at the highest level,” he tweeted.
Never easy but it’s time to take retirement from UAE cricket and enjoy watching it as a fan. Would like to thanks @EmiratesCricket @ACCMedia1 @ICC for providing a platform to lead and represent UAE at the highest level.
— Amjad Javed (@amjadjaved) December 22, 2018
Javed represented UAE in 15 ODIs and 22 T20Is. He has one fifty in each of the formats with the bat and picked up 9 wickets and 33 wickets in ODI and T20I respectively.